• WordNet 3.6
    • n flavouring something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
    • n Flavouring any substance used to give a flavour
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. flaur; prob. related to L. fragrāre or to flāre.


In literature:

We get the real flavour of life.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
At twelve Osborn came in, fresh and pink from the cold outside, with a hilarious eye, and a flavour of good whisky on his breath.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
A small red root somewhat resembling in flavour a mild onion.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
In any case the spring growth must be made in darkness, for when green the flavour is bitter.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
A piece of pork cooked with beans and peas will give them a richer flavour.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
All were fat and of delicate flavour, and lasted us quite a long time.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The fruit is not so acid as the common currant, and has a more agreeable flavour.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The broth contained no salt or flavouring of any kind, but was very refreshing.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
Yet that hospitality must have had a rare flavour and atmosphere.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
The pulpy kernels of the fruit (called buah atap) are preserved as a sweetmeat, but are entirely without flavour.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden

In poetry:

Yet though each share was very small,
We owned when it was eaten,
Being so little for us all
Did its fine flavour heighten.
"The Peach" by Charles Lamb
I watch the best minds rot like dogs
for scraps of flavour.
I am nearing middle
age, burnt skin
peels from my hand like paper, onion-thin,
like Peer Gynt's riddle.
"Codicil" by Derek Walcott
They dance between their arclamps and our skull,
Impose their shots, showing the nights away;
We watch the show of shadows kiss or kill
Flavoured of celluloid give love the lie.
"Our Eunuch Dreams" by Dylan Thomas
"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is meagre and hollow, but crisp:
Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist,
With a flavour of Will-o'-the-Wisp.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll
The shades of girls, all flavoured from their shrouds,
When sunlight goes are sundered from the worm,
The bones of men, the broken in their beds,
By midnight pulleys that unhouse the tomb.
"Our Eunuch Dreams" by Dylan Thomas
The slanting, youthful sound-holes through
The belly of fine, vigorous pine
Mellowed each note and blew
It out again with a woody flavour
Tanged and fragrant as fir-trees are
When breezes in their needles jar.
"The Cremona Violin" by Amy Lowell

In news:

I just love the flavours in this dish and be sure to get the best quality tuna and serve with bread.
You are going to love this pudding – it has a rich, fantastic flavour and the sauce is amazing.
In this recipe, blueberries and lemon are mixed into a flavourful bread to please family and friends.
At each location, Erin samples three dishes and rates them, out of five, based on flavour, value and portion size.
Meet Ashley Chapman , vice-president of Chapman 's Ice Cream, whose family-owned company gets into the spirit of the season with three holiday flavours.
Chapman 's Ice Cream gets into holiday spirit with special holiday flavours.
Chutneys are best left to mature for a couple of months before eating because the acids from the vinegar soften and the fruit flavours have time to meld and become more complex.
We took a basic oat drop-style cookie and added the comforting, holiday flavours of cinnamon and honey.
Chapman's Ice Cream gets into holiday spirit with special holiday flavours.
Cover and steep the flavourings in the cream for 15 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan.
Geoff Paisley and his kids Malcolm and Chloe check out chocolate-flavoured cereals which kids just love but parents would rather they were healthier.
The Anti-Hit List for Oct 27: A Jam-like flavour, and Tegan and Sara hit the dancefloor .
Like microbreweries, craft distilleries are tapping into a premium market with local ingredients and distinct flavours.
Prince Edward County shows off its local flavour.
Mr Whippease ice cream mix in strawberry, toffee and vanilla flavours.

In science:

Abstract. I summarize the theory talks given in the Heavy Flavours Working Group.
Heavy flavours: theory summary
In this talk, I summarize the main theoretical issues that were presented in the Heavy Flavour session of DIS 2005.
Heavy flavours: theory summary
Schienbein on hadroproduction of heavy mesons in a Massive Variable Flavour Number Scheme (MVFNS).
Heavy flavours: theory summary
Flavour independence is one of the appealing features of quark models, directly linked to QCD.
Double charm hadrons revisited
For a detailed overview of the current experimental status of the B → ππ , πK observables, we refer the reader to the most recent compilation of the Heavy Flavour Averaging Group (HFAG) .
New Aspects of B -> pi pi, pi K and their Implications for Rare Decays