noun rel·ish \ˈre-lish\

: a seasoned sauce that is used to add flavor to other foods and that is made of chopped fruit or vegetables; especially : such a sauce made from pickles

: enjoyment of or delight in something

: a feeling of liking something

Full Definition of RELISH

:  characteristic flavor; especially :  pleasing or zestful flavor
:  a quantity just sufficient to flavor or characterize :  trace
a :  enjoyment of or delight in something that satisfies one's tastes, inclinations, or desires <eat with great relish>
b :  a strong liking :  inclination <has little relish for sports>
a :  something adding a zestful flavor; especially :  a condiment (as of pickles or green tomatoes) eaten with other food to add flavor
b :  appetizer, hors d'oeuvre

Examples of RELISH

  1. I like to eat hot dogs with mustard and relish.
  2. She plays the role with great relish.
  3. He took particular relish in pointing out my error.

Origin of RELISH

alteration of Middle English reles odor, taste, from Middle French, something left behind, release — more at release
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with RELISH



: to enjoy or take pleasure in (something)

Full Definition of RELISH

transitive verb
:  to add relish to
:  to be pleased or gratified by :  enjoy
:  to eat or drink with pleasure
:  to appreciate with taste and discernment
intransitive verb
:  to have a characteristic or pleasing taste
rel·ish·able \ˈre-li-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of RELISH

  1. I relish traveling to new places.
  2. I don't relish the idea of working late tonight.
  3. He relishes the chance to compete again.

First Known Use of RELISH



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