Variant of zest
- a usually thin piece of orange peel or lemon peel used as flavoring
- something that gives flavor, relish, or piquancy
- stimulating or exciting quality
- keen enjoyment; gusto: often with for: a zest for life
Origin: Fr zeste, partition membrane in a nut, hence piece of orange or orange peel used to give piquancy
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