verb (used with object)
Origin of flavor
Synonyms for flavor
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Historical Examples of flavouring
Then add the flavouring essence and the yolks of the two eggs.
Melt the gelatine; add to it the sherry, lemon juice, and flavouring.
These are, to the original tone, exactly what the flavouring is to the pudding.
But according to the flavouring, so is the shape of the wave.
Lemon-juice may be kept in the same manner, for flavouring or for punch.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
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.