Definitions for: Flavor


[n] the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
[n] (high energy physics) the kinds of quarks and antiquarks
[n] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
[v] lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fla"vor, n. [OF. fleur, flaur (two syllables), odor,
cf. F. fleurer to emit an odor, It. flatore a bad odor, prob.
fr. L. flare to bow, whence the sense of exhalation. Cf.
Blow.] [Written also flavour.]
1. That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor;
fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.

2. That quality of anything which affects the taste; that
quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor;
as, the flavor of food or drink.

3. That which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste,
gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions
of the palate; a substance which flavors.

4. That quality which gives character to any of the
productions of literature or the fine arts.


Fla"vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flavored; p. pr. & vb.
n. Flavoring.]
To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to,
to give character or zest.

Synonyms: feel, feeling, flavour, flavour, flavour, look, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, season, smack, smell, spirit, tang, tone

See Also: ambiance, ambience, atmosphere, curry, form, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, kind, lemon, resinate, salt, sauce, savor, savour, sort, spice, spice up, taste, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, vanilla, variety, Zeitgeist

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