- flavor (American spelling)
From Middle English flavour meaning "smell, odour", usually pleasing, a borrowing from Old French flaour (“smell, odour”), from Vulgar Latin *flātor (“odour, that which blows”), from Latin flator (“blower”), from flō, flāre (“to blow, puff”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfleɪvə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfleɪvɚ/
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- Rhymes: -eɪvə(r)
- The quality produced by the sensation of taste or, especially, of taste and smell in combined effect.
- The flavour of this apple pie is delicious.
- A substance used to produce a taste. Flavouring.
- Flavour was added to the pudding.
- A variety (of taste) attributed to an object.
- What flavour of bubble gum do you enjoy?
- The characteristic quality of something.
- the flavour of an experience
- (informal) A kind or type.
- Debian is one flavour of the Linux operating system.
- (physics) One of the six types of quarks (top, bottom, strange, charmed, up, and down) or three types of leptons (electron, muon, and tauon).
- (archaic) The quality produced by the sensation of smell; odour; fragrance.
- the flavour of a rose
- 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
- It was damp, it was not free from dry rot, there was a flavour of rats in it, and it was the gloomy victim of that indescribable decay which settles on all the work of man’s hands whenever it’s not turned to man’s account.
the quality produced by the sensation of taste
a substance used to produce a taste
a variety (of taste)
the characteristic quality of something
a type of something
in physics, the types of quarks or leptons
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to add flavouring to something