• WordNet 3.6
    • v flavor lend flavor to "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
    • n flavor the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    • n flavor (physics) the six kinds of quarks
    • n flavor 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are coffee flavored PEZ
    • Flavor That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.
    • Flavor That quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink.
    • Flavor That quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts.
    • Flavor 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.
    • v. t Flavor To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, andchocolate.
    • n flavor The quality of a substance which affects the smell; smell; odor; fragrance: as, the flavor of the rose.
    • n flavor The quality of a substance which affects the taste, especially that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest: as, the flavor of the peach, of wine, etc.; a spicy flavor.
    • n flavor Figuratively, the quality of anything which affects the mental taste or perception, especially in a pleasurable way; characteristic fitness, congruity, impressiveness, or the like, particularly from a literary or artistic point of view.
    • n flavor That which imparts flavor; a flavoring substance or essence. Synonyms Savor, Smack, etc. See taste.
    • flavor To communicate flavor or some quality of taste or smell to; hence, to communicate any distinctive quality to.
    • flavor To add a flavoring substance or admixture to.
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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”
  • J. M. Synge
    J. M. Synge
    “In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.”
  • William Cowper
    “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

In using any flavoring, great care must be taken not to put too much, as anything in the least over-flavored is offensive.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
This method of roasting insures the maximum tenderness and flavor in the bird.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Strain, and add sugar and lemon juice sufficient to give it an agreeable flavor.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Flavor with vanilla or lemon.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
In fresh plants the flesh has also a flavor of almonds.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Beat in the egg and flavoring.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Like pork it should be cooked slowly for a long time to develop its full flavor.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
The other potatoes come chiefly from the Quebrada of Huarochirin, and they are very well flavored.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
What a flavor it all had!
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
I only flavored the truth just enough to make it tasty.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux

In poetry:

So strong a hold on human thought
Has this glad day that seasons all the year
With the rich flavoring of hearty cheer,
It ne'er shall be forgot.
"Christmas-Tide" by Hattie Howard
Through what tears and sweat and pain,
Must he gain
Fruitage from the tree of life?
Shall it yield him bitter flavor?
Shall its savor
Be as manna midst the turmoil and the strife?
"Mater Amabilis" by Emma Lazarus
I passed the quince and peartree; where
All up the porch a grape-vine trails--
How strange that fruit, whatever air
Or earth it grows in, never fails
To find its native flavor there!
"A Flower Of The Fields" by Madison Julius Cawein
And out toward deep water, you notice somehow,
You miss a whole lot of that flavor of cow.
You can dip up a drink with the brim of yore hat,
And water makes purty good drinkin’ at that.
"Drinkin' Water" by Bruce Kiskaddon
O for a sweet, strange waft—
A thrilling, hopeful draught
From a land where no man's feet were ever set;
Where nameless wild birds sing,
And the woods and everything
With fragrant, honey-flavored dews are wet!
"Full-Fledged (Une barbe de jeune dieu)" by Maurice Thompson
Mak th' best on't,--mak th' best on't,--if Fortune should favor,
An a big share o' blessins pour into yor lap,
'Twill give to yor pleasures a mich better flavor,
If yo share yor gooid luck wi' some other poor chap.
"Mak th' Best Ont" by John Hartley

In news:

Fortunately, broiling creates the same crisp skin and smoky flavor as grilling, with far less fuss.
Vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling.
With an early pumpkin harvest this year to boot, I've been haunted by the flavors of a soup made long ago, from a magazine long since recycled.
Use shrimp shells to make a flavorful broth for New Orleans-style shrimp.
Zak Pelaccio uses local squid and tamarind to make this at Fatty Crab St John, but the flavors are primarily Asian.
It adds a deeper flavor than plain butter.
Flavor turkey with brown sugar -apple cider brine.
Cider brined turkey benefits from the moisture-inducing brining process as well as the flavor infusion of apples AP photo.
The pork loin is larded with prosciutto, which gives it a terrific flavor.
It's seems strange to say that different countries produce different flavors of children's literature, but it's true.
Flavor Flav is an irresistible hunk of burning love -- in his own mind.
Continues to grow the successful Orbit franchise with the debut of Orbit Mint Mojito and Orbit Raspberry Mint, the 10th and 11th flavors of the No.
In addition to the Buffalo Wing flavor, they also offer Pumpkin Pie soda, Bacon soda, PB&J soda as well as Sweet Corn flavored soda.
Chicken breast Chicken flavor Rice A Roni Chicken flavor stove top stuffing 1 can cream of chicken soup.
Gila Brew Co LLC relaunched its CJ Crunk Juce line of flavored malt beverages CJ is available in Watermelon, Grape and Fruit Punch flavors in 23.5-ounce cans.

In science:

I think the worst moment in my career as a summary speaker came during that talk at Heavy Flavors - ’87.
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Quigg, “Heavy Flavors - ’87: Conference Summary,” in Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Production and Decay of Heavy Flavors, edited by E.
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Eichten, “Heavy-Flavor Spectroscopy,” not included in These Proceedings. 29. F.
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Flavor decomposition The violation of the Ellis-Jaffe sum rule, which was first reported by EMC [ 6], was interpreted as evidence for the fact that only a fraction of the nucleon spin can be attributed to the quark spins and that the strange quark sea seems to be negatively polarized [ 7].
Polarized lepton nucleon scattering - summary of the experimental spin sessions at DIS 99
Of the many probes for the high-density phase of QCD in nuclear collisions, only four robust signatures have withstood the experimental tests: A: Flow (directed, radial, elliptical); B: Flavor equilibration; C: J/ψ suppression; D: ρ-meson broadening or disappearance.
Quark Matter '99 --- Theoretical Summary: What Next?