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zest / zest/ • n. 1. great enthusiasm and energy: they campaigned with zest and intelligence. ∎  a quality of excitement and piquancy: I used to try to beat past records to add zest to my monotonous job. 2. the outer colored part of the peel of citrus fruit, used as flavoring. DERIVATIVES: zest·ful / -fəl/ adj.zest·ful·ly adv.zest·ful·ness n.zest·y adj.

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zest †orange or lemon peel used for flavouring XVII; something that imparts a relish XVIII; keen relish, gusto. — F. zeste, †zest, zec orange or lemon peel, of unkn. orig.

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zest Outer skin of citrus fruits. See flavedo.

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