relish

Relish isn't just a hotdog topping. The verb relish means to enjoy something immensely. You may relish eating the relish on your hotdog, or you may relish taking an afternoon nap.

The word relish has been around since the 16th century and comes to us from the French, who are pretty good at indulging and savoring. When at a dinner party, win points with your host by sighing happily after each bite to show just how much you relish the meal. Relish is also a kind of spicy or savory condiment, the stuff you slather on hotdogs or hamburgers. So if you're fickle when it comes to pickles, you might ask them to hold the relish.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: relish

1
nv
vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
2
n
spicy or savory condiment
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: relish
1

n vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Synonyms:
gusto, zest, zestfulness
Type of:
enjoyment
the pleasure felt when having a good time
enthusiasm
a feeling of excitement

v derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

Synonyms:
bask, enjoy, savor, savour
Types:
feast one's eyes
look at with great enjoyment
devour
enjoy avidly
2

n spicy or savory condiment

Types:
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olive
one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
pickle
vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
chowchow
chopped pickles in mustard sauce
pickle relish
relish of chopped (usually sweet) pickles
piccalilli
relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
gherkin
any of various small cucumbers pickled whole
black olive, ripe olive
olives picked ripe and cured in brine then dried or pickled or preserved canned or in oil
green olive
olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento
caper
pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
dill pickle
pickle preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed
sweet pickle
pickle cured in brine and preserved in sugar and vinegar
Type of:
condiment
a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

n the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Synonyms:
flavor, flavour, nip, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
Types:
lemon
a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
vanilla
a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
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