I. noun Etymology: Middle English flavour, modification of Anglo-French flaur, flour, from Vulgar Latin *flator, alteration of Latin flatus breath, act of blowing — more at flatulent Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic odor, fragrance b. the quality of something that affects the sense of taste c. the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth <
the flavor of apples
2. a substance that flavors <
artificial flavors
3. a. characteristic or predominant quality <
the ethnic flavor of a neighborhood
b. a distinctive appealing or enlivening quality <
her performance adds flavor to the show
4. a. variety 3a b. a property that distinguishes different types of elementary particles (as quarks or neutrinos); also any of the different types of particles that are distinguished by flavor 5. version 3 <
flavors of software
6. one that is in the center of public attention for a limited time — usually used in phrases like flavor of the monthflavored adjectiveflavorful adjectiveflavorfully adverbflavorless adjectiveflavorsome adjective II. transitive verb (flavored; flavoring) Date: 1542 to give or add flavor to

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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