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zest

 (zĕst)
n.
1.
a. Flavor or piquancy: a spice that lends zest to the sauce.
b. Interest or excitement: "A spiral staircase always adds zest to a setting" (P. J. O'Rourke).
c. The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring: added a pinch of grated zest.
2. Spirited enjoyment; gusto: "At 53 he retains all the heady zest of adolescence" (Kenneth Tynan).
tr.v. zest·ed, zest·ing, zests
To remove small pieces from (a rind from a citrus fruit) for use as a flavoring in cooking: zested the lemon.

[Obsolete French zest, orange or lemon peel (now spelled zeste), bitter woody membrane dividing the kernel inside a walnut shell, citrus zest, from Middle French, alteration (perhaps influenced by zeste, onomatopoetic word used to imitate the sound of a hit or blow) of earlier zec, something of little value or importance, probably of imitative origin (expressing the idea of smallness).]

zest′ful adj.
zest′ful·ly adv.
zest′ful·ness n.
zest′y adj.
Synonyms: zest, gusto, relish
These nouns denote keen, hearty pleasure or appreciation: ate the delicious meal with zest; told the amusing story with gusto; has no relish for repetitive work.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.zesty - having an agreeably pungent tastezesty - having an agreeably pungent taste  
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.zesty - marked by spirited enjoymentzesty - marked by spirited enjoyment  
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

zesty

adjective
Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation:
Archaic: poignant.
Translations

zesty

[ˈzestɪ] ADJ [wine] → garboso, enérgico

zesty

adj winepikant
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