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fla·vor / ˈflāvər/ (Brit. fla·vour) • n. 1. the distinctive quality of a particular food or drink as perceived by the taste buds and the sense of smell: the chips come in pizza and barbecue flavors. ∎  the general quality of taste in a food: no other cracker adds so much flavor to cheese or peanut butter. ∎  a substance used to alter or enhance the taste of food or drink; a flavoring: we use vanilla and almond flavors. ∎  [in sing.] fig. an indefinable distinctive quality of something: this year's seminars have a European flavor. ∎  [in sing.] fig. an indication of the essential character of something: the extracts give a flavor of the content and tone of the conversation. 2. Physics a quantized property of quarks that differentiates them into at least six varieties (up, down, charmed, strange, top, bottom). Compare with color. • v. [tr.] alter or enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient: they use a wide range of spices to flavor their foods chunks of chicken flavored with herbs. ∎ fig. give a distinctive quality to: the faint exasperation that had flavored her tone. PHRASES: flavor of the month a person or thing that enjoys a short period of great popularity: for many law firms, Hong Kong was a flavor of the month.DERIVATIVES: fla·vor·ful / -fəl/ adj. fla·vor·less adj. fla·vor·some / -səm/ adj.

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flavorcadaver, slaver •halva, salver, salvor •balaclava, Bratislava, carver, cassava, Costa Brava, guava, Java, kava, larva, lava, palaver •woodcarver •clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, forever, however, howsoever, never, never-never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, wherever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever •delver, elver •Denver •Ava, caver, craver, deva, engraver, enslaver, favour (US favor), flavour (US flavor), graver, haver, laver, paver, quaver, raver, saver, savour (US savor), shaver, vena cava, waiver, waver •lifesaver • semiquaver •achiever, beaver, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, viva, weaver, weever •cantilever

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flavour See taste; organoleptic.

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flavour smell, aroma XIV; element in the taste of a substance depending on the sense of smell XVII. — OF. flaor, infl. by savour.