WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
fla•vor /ˈfleɪvɚ/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
v. [~ + object]
- taste, esp. the distinctive taste of something in the mouth: [countable]The shop sells ice cream in eight flavors.[uncountable]This stew has no flavor.
- the characteristic quality of a thing:[uncountable]capturing the true flavor of your experience in the jungle.
- a particular quality that one notices in a thing:[countable]language having a strong nautical flavor.
- to give flavor to (something):flavored the icing with vanilla.
(flā′vər),USA pronunciation n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- taste, esp. the distinctive taste of something as it is experienced in the mouth.
- a substance or extract that provides a particular taste;
- the characteristic quality of a thing:He captured the flavor of the experience in his book.
- a particular quality noticeable in a thing:language with a strong nautical flavor.
- Physicsany of the six labels given to the distinct kinds of quark: up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top.
- [Archaic.]smell, odor, or aroma.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] flavour.
- to give flavor to (something).
- Late Latin *flātor stench, breath, alteration of Latin flātus a blowing, breathing, (see flatus), perh. with -or of fētor fetor
- Middle French fla(o)ur
- Middle English 1300–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See taste.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged seasoning.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged essence, spirit.
(flā′vər),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.]
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flavour, US flavor /ˈfleɪvə/ n
- taste perceived in food or liquid in the mouth
- a substance added to food, etc, to impart a specific taste
- a distinctive quality or atmosphere; suggestion
- a property of quarks that enables them to be differentiated into six types: up, down, strange, charm, bottom (or beauty), and top (or truth)
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French flaour, from Late Latin flātor (unattested) bad smell, breath, from Latin flāre to blowˈflavourless, US ˈflavorless adj ˈflavoursome, US ˈflavorsome adj
- (transitive) to impart a flavour, taste, or quality to
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