from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pleasant to the taste or smell; savory.
  • Having a particular flavor or quality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Imparting flavor; pleasant to the taste or smell; sapid.

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  • adjective Having flavour; flavorsome

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  • adjective full of flavor


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  • The fondness for condiments, especially garlic and pepper, among the higher orders, possibly served to render the coarser nourishment of the poor more savoury and flavorous.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine 2006

  • Pots, big ones, set beside a log fire out of doors, with a little water in the bottom, and coals underneath and on the lids, turned out turkeys beautifully browned, tender and flavorous, to say nothing of the gravy.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch-Williams

  • Such flavorous gruels and porridges as she concocted! such _tisanes_ after her guest's instructions! such dainty soups, and sweetbreads, and cutlets, served with such neatness!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861 Various

  • It was a narrow, ill-lighted, unventilated apartment, bitter with the after-taste of taxes, prophetically flavorous of taxes yet to be.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 Various

  • The pleasures of the palate, especially, acquire unusual importance, and the discovery of some fragrant fruit or succulent vegetable, the addition to the daily stew of a bird or beast unusually flavorous, causes amongst these grown children as much jubilation as a giant cake amongst a horde of holiday urchins.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847. Various

  • Weather permitting, it made -- it still makes -- the finest and most flavorous dried fruit ever eaten.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch-Williams

  • The more meaty and flavorous the persimmons, the richer will be the beer.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch-Williams

  • The book is fresh and flavorous in tone, and speaks to the fancy of children.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866 Various

  • The dry stuffing takes up the juices of the fowl, and is much more flavorous, and less pasty than that which is wet before use.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch-Williams

  • The national _shchee_, or cabbage-soup, is better than the sound of its name; the fish, fresh from the cold Neva, is sure to be well cooked where it forms an important article of diet; and the partridges were accompanied by those plump little Russian cucumbers, which are so tender and flavorous that they deserve to be called fruit rather than vegetables.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864 Various


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