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1. Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon.
2. 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).
3. A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors.
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.
5. Archaic Aroma; fragrance.
tr.v. fla·vored, fla·vor·ing, fla·vors
To give flavor to.
[Middle 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 (-əs), fla′vor·some (-səm) adj.
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|Noun||1.||flavorer - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts|
cola extract - a flavoring extracted from the kola nut
anchovy paste - paste made primarily of anchovies; used in sauces and spreads
fixings, ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
bouillon cube - a cube of evaporated seasoned meat extract
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
peppermint oil - oil from the peppermint plant used as flavoring
spearmint oil - an aromatic oil obtained from the spearmint plant
lemon oil - fragrant yellow oil obtained from the lemon peel
oil of wintergreen, wintergreen oil - oil or flavoring obtained from the creeping wintergreen or teaberry plant
table salt, common salt, salt - white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
celery salt - ground celery seed and salt
garlic salt - ground dried garlic and salt
onion salt - ground dried onion and salt
seasoned salt - combination of salt and vegetable extracts and spices and monosodium glutamate
sour salt - crystals of citric acid used as seasoning
gingerroot, ginger - pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
peppercorn, pepper - pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
sassafras - dried root bark of the sassafras tree
fennel seed - aromatic anis-scented seeds
garlic chive - large flat leaves used as chive is used
mustard seed - black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders
nasturtium - flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings
turmeric - ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning
cardamum, cardamom, cardamon - aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
red pepper, cayenne, cayenne pepper - ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
chili powder - powder made of ground chili peppers mixed with e.g. cumin and garlic and oregano
curry powder - pungent blend of cumin and ground coriander seed and turmeric and other spices
paprika - a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos
angelica - candied stalks of the angelica plant
almond extract - flavoring made from almonds macerated in alcohol
juniper berries - berrylike cone of a common juniper; used in making gin
saffron - dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
caraway seed - aromatic seeds of the caraway plant; used widely as seasoning
poppy seed - small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
dill seed - seed of the dill plant used as seasoning
celery seed - seed of the celery plant used as seasoning
lemon extract - a flavoring made from (or imitating) lemons
monosodium glutamate, MSG - white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking; "food manufacturers sometimes list MSG simply as `artificial flavors' in ingredient lists"
vanilla bean - long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring
vanilla extract, vanilla - a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)
mocha - a flavoring made from coffee mixed with chocolate
cassareep - a flavoring made by boiling down the juice of the bitter cassava; used in West Indian cooking