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flavor

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noun fla·vor \ˈflā-vər\

Simple Definition of flavor

  • : the quality of something that you can taste

  • : a particular type of taste

  • : a good or appealing taste

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flavor

  1. 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. 2 :  a substance that flavors <artificial flavors>

  3. 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. 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. 5 :  version 3 <flavors of software>

  6. 6 :  one that is in the center of public attention for a limited time —usually used in phrases like flavor of the month

flavored

play \-vərd\ adjective

flavorful

play \-vər-fəl\ adjective

flavorfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

flavorless

play \-vər-ləs\ adjective

flavorsome

play \-səm\ adjective

Examples of flavor in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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flavor

verb fla·vor

Simple Definition of flavor

  • : to give or add flavor to (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flavor

flavored

flavoring

play \ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give or add flavor to

Examples of flavor in a sentence

  1. We flavored the cookies with cinnamon.

  2. I flavored the salad with herbs.



1542

First Known Use of flavor

1542


FLAVOR Defined for Kids

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flavor

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noun fla·vor \ˈflā-vər\

Definition of flavor for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality of something that affects the sense of taste <I like the spicy flavor of Indian food.>

  2. 2 :  a substance added to food to give it a desired taste <artificial flavors>




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flavor

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verb fla·vor

Definition of flavor for Students

flavored

flavoring

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

flavored

adjective



Medical Dictionary

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flavor

noun fla·vor

Medical Definition of flavor

  1. 1a:  the quality of something that affects the sense of taste <condiments give flavor to food>b:  the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth <the flavor of ripe fruit>

  2. 2:  a substance that flavors

flavored

or chiefly British

flavoured

\-vərd\play adjective


Variants of flavor

or chiefly British

flavour

\ˈflā-vər\play

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flavor

transitive verb fla·vor

Medical Definition of flavor

flavored

or chiefly British

flavoured

;

flavoring

or chiefly British

flavouring

\ˈflāv-(ə-)riŋ\play
  1. :  to give or add flavor to



Variants of flavor

or chiefly British

flavour



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