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Flavor Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Flavor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
\fla"vor\ (?), n. [of. fleur, flaur (two syllables), odor, cf. f. fleurer to emit an odor, it. flatore a bad odor, prob. fr. l. flare to bow, whence the sense of exhalation. cf. blow.] [written also flavour.]
1. that quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.
2. that quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink.
3. 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.
4. that quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts.
\fla"vor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. flavored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. flavoring.] to give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest.
1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavour, look, smell]
2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang]
3. (high energy physics) the kinds of quarks and antiquarks [syn: flavour]
v : lend flavor to; "season the chicken breast after roasting it" [syn: season, flavour]
1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
(synonym) spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavour, look, smell
(hypernym) atmosphere, ambiance, ambience
2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
(synonym) relish, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
(hypernym) taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception
(derivation) season, flavour
3. (physics) the kinds of quarks and antiquarks
(hypernym) kind, sort, form, variety
(classification) particle physics, high-energy physics, high energy physics
1. lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
(synonym) season, flavour
(cause) taste, savor, savour
(derivation) relish, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
Flavor Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
n. 1. [common] Variety, type, kind. "DDT commands come in two flavors." "These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones." "Linux is a flavor of Unix" See vanilla. 2. The attribute that causes something to be flavorful. Usually used in the phrase "yields additional flavor". "This convention yields additional flavor by allowing one to print text either right-side-up or upside-down." See vanilla. This usage was certainly reinforced by the terminology of quantum chromodynamics, in which quarks (the constituents of, e.g., protons) come in six flavors (up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom) and three colors (red, blue, green) -- however, hackish use of `flavor' at MIT predated QCD. 3. The term for `class' (in the object-oriented sense) in the LISP Machine Flavors system. Though the Flavors design has been superseded (notably by the Common LISP CLOS facility), the term `flavor' is still used as a general synonym for `class' by some LISP hackers.
Flavor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste and smell. The "trigeminal senses", which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well as temperature and texture, are also very important to the overall Gestalt of flavor perception. The flavor of the food, as such, can be altered with natural or artificial flavorants, which affect these senses.
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