flavour


flavour
/ˈfleɪvə / (say 'flayvuh)

noun
1. taste, especially a characteristic taste, or a noticeable element in the taste, of a thing.
2. a flavouring substance or extract.
3. the characteristic quality of a thing: a book which catches the flavour of the sea.
4. a particular quality noticeable in a thing: language with a strong nautical flavour.
5. Physics the quality which distinguishes each of the six different types of quark (up/down; charm/strange; top/bottom).
verb (t)
6. to give flavour to.
phrase
7. flavour of the month, someone or something that is currently popular. {Phrase Origin: from American ice-cream parlours where customers were encouraged to buy the flavour of the month promoted either with a lower cost or a new flavour}
Also, flavor. {Middle English, from Old French flaur, from Latin frāgāre emit an odour}
flavourer, noun
flavourful, adjective
flavourless, adjective
Usage: For spelling variation see -our.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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