[ fley-ver ]
/ ˈfleɪ vər /


verb (used with object)

to give flavor to (something).

Nearby words

  1. flavone,
  2. flavonoid,
  3. flavonol,
  4. flavoprotein,
  5. flavopurpurin,
  6. flavor enhancer,
  7. flavor of the month,
  8. flavored,
  9. flavorful,
  10. flavorfully

Also especially British, fla·vour.

Origin of flavor

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French fla(o)ur < Late Latin *flātor stench, breath, alteration of Latin flātus a blowing, breathing, (see flatus), perhaps with -or of fētor fetor

1. See taste. 2. seasoning. 3. essence, spirit.

Related forms
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Science definitions for flavorless


[ 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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