- something savory or appetizing added to a meal, as pickles or olives.
- a sweet pickle made of various vegetables, usually chopped or minced.
- an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of relish
Examples from the Web for relish
Catherine also seems to relish the danger and violence of her job.The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’: A Refusal to Eroticize Violence Against Women|Batya Ungar-Sargon|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the early scenes as he studies his own regenerated image in a mirror he concludes with relish: “These are attack eyebrows.”Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up|Nico Hines|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slaw is vaguely like piccalilli or relish, but has a taste and drippy texture like no other.
We relish crime depicted well and expect a level of authenticity in the portrayal.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Regardless of the outcome, this is not the kind of political fight I relish.
When these delicacies had lost their relish—και ἑξ ἑρον ἑντο—the time was come for making a distribution of our personal effects.
The Californians, however, did not relish Frmonts total disregard of their feelings and rights.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
It now developed that the relish attracted him and at the same time repelled.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
Rhoda Jane forgot her envy of Mildred on learning that she was sick and seemed to have lost her relish for food.Mildred Keith|Martha Finley
After making a little toilette, I drank my coffee with relish.The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Word Origin for relish
1520s, "taste, flavor," alteration of reles "scent, taste, aftertaste," (c.1300), from Old French relais, reles, "something remaining, that which is left behind," from relaisser "to leave behind" (see release (v.)). Meaning "enjoyment of the taste or flavor of something" is attested from 1640s. Sense of "condiment, that which imparts flavor" is first recorded 1797. The stuff you put on hot dogs is a sweet green pickle relish.
1560s "give flavor to" (implied in relished), from relish (n.). The transferred sense of "to enjoy, take pleasure in" is from 1590s. Related: Relishing.