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
the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
lend flavor to
(physics) the six kinds of quarks
n the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
n the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
v lend flavor to
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dress (food) with a relish
season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
impregnate with resin to give a special flavor to
spice, spice up, zest
add herbs or spices to
give taste to
add salt to
add ginger to in order to add flavor
add pepper to