verb (used with object)
- flavor enhancer,
- flavor of the month,
Origin of flavor
Examples from the Web for flavouring
Utopia is a little soap, a little society, with a flavouring of brotherhood in each.Gilbert Keith Chesterton|Patrick Braybrooke
The chief use of both the oil and bark is for flavouring liqueurs and chocolate, and in cooking generally.
Its chief consumption is in Russia, where it is used as a cattle-medicine, and as a flavouring for liqueurs.
In flavouring the soup, add only half the quantity of wine or lemon juice that you would use were you making Mock Turtle.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery|A. G. Payne
The broth contained no salt or flavouring of any kind, but was very refreshing.Ungava Bob|Dillon Wallace
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.