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Definition of Zest

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excitement, craving, desire, longing; spice, seasoning, flavoring; outer colored part of the peel of a citrus fruit
flavor by adding herbs, add spices (Cooking); make experience more delightful by putting interest to it
Zest Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.
  
(v. t.)
To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
  
(n.)
The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  
(n.)
Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
  
(n.)
A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
  
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zest
\zest\ (?), n. [f. zeste, probably fr. l. schistos split, cleft, divided, gr. &?;, from &?; to split, cleave. cf. schism.]
1. a piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
2. hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto. almighty vanity! to thee they owe their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe. liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse. --gogan.
3. the woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut. [obs.]
zest
\zest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. zested; p. pr. & vb. n. zesting.] 1. to cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
2. to give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine. --gibber.
zest
n
1. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: gusto, relish, zestfulness]


2. a tart spiciness [syn: nip, piquance, piquancy, tang, tanginess]
v : make more interesting or flavorful, either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense; "spice the soup"; "spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer" [syn: spice, spice up ]





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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
(synonym) gusto, relish, zestfulness
(hypernym) enjoyment
2. a tart spiciness
(synonym) nip, piquance, piquancy, tang, tanginess
(hypernym) spiciness, spice, spicery
(derivation) spice, spice up

Verb
1. add herbs or spices to
(synonym) spice, spice up
(hypernym) season, flavor, flavour
(hyponym) ginger
(derivation) nip, piquance, piquancy, tang, tanginess
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
Zest Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Zest Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Zest may refer to:

Food ingredient
  • Zest (ingredient), the outer peel of a citrus fruit
    • Zester, tool for preparing zest
    • Twist (cocktail garnish), a piece of zest

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Zest Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary Of Cooking And Food Terms
The rind of citrus fruit (most commonly orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon). The rind of the fruit contains oils if essence that lend a nice flavor to the final dish. It is commonly candied or crystallized for pastry use. When zesting, be careful NOT to include the white pith, as that adds a bitter taste.