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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.
4. 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.
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·er n.
fla′vor·less adj.
fla′vor·ous (-əs), fla′vor·some (-səm) adj.
fla′vor·y adj.


having flavour; tasty
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Adj.1.flavorous - full of flavor
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
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