- The definition of flavor is the taste of something, or a substance added to give taste.
An example of a flavor is pistachio in ice cream.
- Flavor is defined as to add a specific taste to something.
An example of to flavor is to add chili powder to a stew.
Pistachio is the flavor of this ice cream.
- Archaic an odor; smell; aroma
- that quality of a substance that is a mixing of its characteristic taste and smell
- taste in general: a soup lacking flavor
- any substance added to a food, medicine, etc. to give it a particular taste; flavoring
- the characteristic quality of something; distinctive nature: the flavor of the city
- Particle Physics any of the six basic types of quarks or leptons: down quark, up quark, charmed quark, strange quark, top quark, and bottom quark are the names used by physicists to distinguish the six types
Origin of flavorMiddle English flavour, an odor, altered (by analogy with savour, savor) ; from Old French flaur ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form flator, odor ; from Classical Latin flatare, to blow, frequentative of flare, blow (see blast), probably influenced, influence by foetor, foul odor
- Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon.
- A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: “What matters in literature &ellipsis; is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering” (Harold Bloom).
- A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors.
- Physics a. Any of six types of quark (down, up, strange, charm, bottom, top), distinguished by generation, electric charge, and mass.b. Any of six types of lepton (electron, electron neutrino, muon, muon neutrino, tauon, tau neutrino), distinguished by generation, electric charge, and mass.
- Archaic Aroma; fragrance.
transitive verbfla·vored, fla·vor·ing, fla·vors
Origin of flavorMiddle English flavour, aroma, from Old French flaor (perhaps influenced in form by Middle English savour, taste, savor), from Vulgar Latin *flātor, from Latin flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.
- fla′vor·ous , fla′vor·some