- flavor enhancer,
- flavor of the month,
Origin of flavoring
verb (used with object)
Origin of flavor
Examples from the Web for flavoring
A perfectly roasted legume has a compact crunch that absorbs any flavoring you coat it with.
Apple mringue pie may be made in the same way, only flavoring the fruit.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
They are much esteemed as an ingredient of certain perfumes and for flavoring tobacco.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena|H. J. Mozans
The yellow rind and the juice are all you need want of a lemon for any purpose of flavoring.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book|Eliza Leslie
Onions are next in value, being much milder and sweeter when grown in a warm climate, but used chiefly as a flavoring.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking|Helen Campbell
Or, orange flowers, rose leaves or rose water may be used, but the fruit is nice without any flavoring.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
1845, "thing that gives flavor," verbal noun from flavor (v.). Middle English flauryng meant "perfume."
c.1300, "a smell, odor" (usually a pleasing one), from Old French flaour "smell, odor," from Vulgar Latin flator "odor," literally "that which blows," from Latin flator "blower," from flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).
The same Vulgar Latin source produced Old Italian fiatore "a bad odor." Sense of "taste, savor" is 1690s, perhaps 1670s; originally "the element in taste which depends on the sense of smell." The -v- is perhaps from influence of savor.