noun Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
Origin of flavor
Synonyms for flavor
Examples from the Web for flavour
Contemporary Examples of flavour
So there is nothing that starts with ‘Take 17 litres of stock…’ Everything in there is about flavour.Tom Parker Bowles on Camilla's Roast Chicken, His Cocaine Sting and Those Pictures of Kate
October 3, 2012
Historical Examples of flavour
Thicken the gravy with a little flour, and flavour it with a glass of wine.
Let the lemon remain with the citrons, as it will improve their flavour.
Then add sufficient lemon-juice to flavour it; and put in the pears.
The flavour of the lemon will all be boiled out if it is put in too soon.
This is said greatly to improve their consistence and flavour.
Word Origin for flavour
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.