- 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.
flavor definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- flavorless adjective
flavor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon. See Synonyms at taste.
- A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: “What matters in literature . . . is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering” (Harold Bloom).
- A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors.
- Physics Any of six classifications of quark varieties (up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom), distinguished by mass and electric charge.
- Archaic Aroma; fragrance.
Origin: Middle English flavour, aroma, from Old French flaor, from Vulgar Latin *flātor, from Latin flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.
- flaˈvor·er noun
- flaˈvor·less adjective
- flaˈvor·ous , flaˈvor·some adjective
- flaˈvor·y adjective
flavor - Science Definition