flavor

Flavor is the way something tastes. If an ice cream shop offers 50 flavors, each one of them will taste different.

The flavor of your soup can be adjusted by adding salt — and when you add ingredients to change a food's taste, you can say you flavor it. From the flavor of food comes the sense of flavor meaning "atmosphere" or "feeling." You could say, for example, that you're not crazy about a particular clothing shop because it has such a glitzy, expensive flavor. Flavor initially meant "smell," from the Vulgar Latin flator, "odor."

Primary Meanings of flavor

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the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
lend flavor to
2.
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(physics) the six kinds of quarks
Full Definitions of flavor
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n the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Synonyms:
flavour, nip, relish, 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

n the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Synonyms:
feel, feeling, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone
Types:
Hollywood
a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
Zeitgeist
the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
Type of:
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere
a particular environment or surrounding influence

v lend flavor to

Synonyms:
flavour, season
Types:
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sauce
dress (food) with a relish
curry
season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
resinate
impregnate with resin to give a special flavor to
spice, spice up, zest
add herbs or spices to
savor, savour
give taste to
salt
add salt to
ginger
add ginger to in order to add flavor
pepper
add pepper to
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n (physics) the six kinds of quarks

Synonyms:
flavour
Types:
charm
(physics) one of the six flavors of quark
strangeness
(physics) one of the six flavors of quark
Type of:
form, kind, sort, variety
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality