from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon. See Synonyms at taste.
- n. A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: "What matters in literature . . . is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering” ( Harold Bloom).
- n. A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors.
- n. Physics Any of six classifications of quark varieties (up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom), distinguished by mass and electric charge.
- n. Archaic Aroma; fragrance.
- transitive v. To give flavor to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality produced by the sensation of taste.
- n. A substance used to produce a taste; flavoring.
- n. A variety of tastes attributed to an object.
- n. The characteristic quality of something.
- n. A type of something.
- n. a term used to name the six types of quarks (top, bottom, strange, charmed, up, and down) or three types of leptons (electron, muon, and tauon).
- v. To add flavoring to (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances.
- n. That quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor.
- n. 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.
- n. That quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts.
- transitive v. To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of a substance which affects the smell; smell; odor; fragrance: as, the flavor of the rose.
- n. The quality of a substance which affects the taste, especially that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest: as, the flavor of the peach, of wine, etc.; a spicy flavor.
- n. Figuratively, the quality of anything which affects the mental taste or perception, especially in a pleasurable way; characteristic fitness, congruity, impressiveness, or the like, particularly from a literary or artistic point of view.
- n. That which imparts flavor; a flavoring substance or essence.
- To communicate flavor or some quality of taste or smell to; hence, to communicate any distinctive quality to.
- To add a flavoring substance or admixture to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lend flavor to
- n. (physics) the six kinds of quarks
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
- n. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
One might say, to be sure, that they were a little saltish, and then again, with that exception, there was no remarkable flavor; but that might be the rarity, _not to have any flavor_.
Most spring rolls are known to be delicate in flavor and light/healthy but these must be the bad sheep in the family because they explode in your mouth with intense flavor from the dried shrimp and dipping sauce.
The cumin flavor is very light, so if you like your cumin I'd double it.
"Barbeque Bobs" carries the produce and the difference in flavor is undeniable.
"Oh, Antony the flavor is amazing," Ms. Gregory said of the spicy jam.
They learn the processes involved in preparing Mexican food, where the flavor is achieved by doing things by hand.
You don't need a recipe and the flavor is always outstanding.
I have since taught the recipe to many students, all of whom say that the flavor is addictive and it ruins them for eating hot and sour soup out in restaurants.
It's kind of chewy, and the flavor is a bit dull, but it doesn't taste rotten or anything.
After flying under the radar of Hollywood for over twenty years, Merchant commented to the New York Times, "Suddenly, we've become what they call the flavor of the month."