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[fley-ver-uh s]
  1. full of flavor.
  2. pleasant to the taste or smell.
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Origin of flavorous

First recorded in 1690–1700; flavor + -ous
Related formsun·fla·vor·ous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for flavorous

Historical Examples

  • The book is fresh and flavorous in tone, and speaks to the fancy of children.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866


  • The more meaty and flavorous the persimmons, the richer will be the beer.

  • To this kind of stuff the addition of a small amount of some flavorous material is very useful.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • Weather permitting, it made—it still makes—the finest and most flavorous dried fruit ever eaten.

British Dictionary definitions for flavorous


  1. having flavour; tasty
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