[ fley-ver ]
/ ˈfleɪ vər /


verb (used with object)

to give flavor to (something).
Also especially British, fla·vour .

Origin of flavor

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French fla(o)ur, from unattested Late Latin flātor “stench, breath,” alteration of Latin flātus a “blowing, breathing,” (see flatus), perhaps with -or of fētorfetor

synonym study for flavor

1. See taste.


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Scientific definitions for flavor

[ flāvər ]

Any of six classifications of quark varieties, distinguished by mass and electric charge. The flavors have the names up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom. Protons in atomic nuclei are composed of two up quarks and one down quark, while neutrons consist of one up quark and two down quarks. The flavor of a quark may be changed in interactions involving the weak force.
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