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1flavor

noun fla·vor \ˈflā-vər\

: the quality of something that you can taste

: a particular type of taste

: a good or appealing taste

Full Definition of FLAVOR

1
a archaic :  odor, fragrance
b :  the quality of something that affects the sense of taste
c :  the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth <the flavor of apples>
2
:  a substance that flavors <artificial flavors>
3
a :  characteristic or predominant quality <the ethnic flavor of a neighborhood>
b :  a distinctive appealing or enlivening quality <her performance adds flavor to the show>
4
a :  variety 3a
b :  a property that distinguishes different types of elementary particles (as quarks or neutrinos); also :  any of the different types of particles that are distinguished by flavor
5
:  version 3 <flavors of software>
6
:  one that is in the center of public attention for a limited time —usually used in phrases like flavor of the month
fla·vored \-vərd\ adjective
fla·vor·ful \-vər-fəl\ adjective
fla·vor·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
fla·vor·less \-vər-ləs\ adjective
fla·vor·some \-səm\ adjective
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Examples of FLAVOR

  1. This dish has an unusual flavor.
  2. the hot, spicy flavors of Mexican food
  3. a dish with unusual flavor
  4. They sell 20 different flavors of ice cream.
  5. Grape is my favorite bubble gum flavor.
  6. The stew is full of flavor.
  7. She added vanilla flavor to the custard.
  8. I like the Italian flavor of the neighborhood.
  9. The film has an avant-garde flavor.
  10. Her performance adds flavor to the show.

Origin of FLAVOR

Middle English flavour, modification of Anglo-French flaur, flour, from Vulgar Latin *flator, alteration of Latin flatus breath, act of blowing — more at flatulent
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2flavor

verb

: to give or add flavor to (something)

fla·voredfla·vor·ing \ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of FLAVOR

transitive verb
:  to give or add flavor to

Examples of FLAVOR

  1. We flavored the cookies with cinnamon.
  2. I flavored the salad with herbs.

First Known Use of FLAVOR

1542

Related to FLAVOR

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
FLAVOR Defined for Kids

1flavor

noun fla·vor \ˈflā-vər\

Definition of FLAVOR for Kids

1
:  the quality of something that affects the sense of taste <I like the spicy flavor of Indian food.>
2
:  a substance added to food to give it a desired taste <artificial flavors>

2flavor

verb
fla·voredfla·vor·ing

Definition of FLAVOR for Kids

:  to give or add something to produce a taste <The chef flavored the sauce with peppers.>
flavored adjective

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