flavour

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

flavour (countable and uncountable, plural flavours)

  1. Britain standard spelling of flavor.
    The flavour of this apple pie is delicious.
    Flavour was added to the pudding.
    What flavour of bubble gum do you enjoy?
    The flavour of an experience.
    Debian is one flavour of the Linux operating system.
    • 2014, Robert Kelly, Chung Wah Chow, Taiwan[1], 9th edition, Lonely Planet, →ISBN, OCLC 951274659, page 256:
      Ciaotou Sugar Factory
      (橋頭糖廠, Qiáotóu Tángchǎng) Ciaotou consists of a defunct factory (which you can walk into, and explore the old mechanisms and vats) and an old village that retains most of its early-20th-century flavour.

Verb[edit]

flavour (third-person singular simple present flavours, present participle flavouring, simple past and past participle flavoured)

  1. Britain standard spelling of flavor.

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French flaor, flaour, from Vulgar Latin *flātor. Medial -v- is due to the influence of savour (taste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flaːˈvuːr/, /ˈflaːvur/

Noun[edit]

flavour

  1. odour (generally pleasing)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: flavour, flavor

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