- liking or enjoyment of the taste of something.
- pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking: He has no relish for obscene jokes.
- 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.
- a pleasing or appetizing flavor.
- a pleasing or enjoyable quality.
- a taste or flavor.
- a smack, trace, or touch of something.
- to take pleasure in; like; enjoy: I don't relish the long drive home.
- to make pleasing to the taste.
- to like the taste of.
- to have taste or flavor.
- to be agreeable.
Origin of relish
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Examples from the Web for relishable
One of the most relishable pieces of humor evolved in some time.Margarita's Soul
A little salt was added, and the meal was one of the most relishable I had ever eaten.Thirty Years in the Itinerancy
Wesson Gage Miller
Dredge with flour at least twice, as this makes a crisp and relishable outer crust.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking
I was sure there was little here that might not be thawed into relishable and nourishing food and drink by a good fire.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
The "boys" are caught—it was a "good 'un;" and to the enjoyment of a relishable supper was added a hearty laugh.
- to savour or enjoy (an experience) to the full
- to anticipate eagerly; look forward to
- to enjoy the taste or flavour of (food, etc); savour
- to give appetizing taste or flavour to (food), by or as if by the addition of pickles or spices
- liking or enjoyment, as of something eaten or experienced (esp in the phrase with relish)
- pleasurable anticipationhe didn't have much relish for the idea
- an appetizing or spicy food added to a main dish to enhance its flavour
- an appetizing taste or flavour
- a zestful trace or touchthere was a certain relish in all his writing
- music (in English lute, viol, and keyboard music of the 16th and 17th centuries) a trilling ornament, used esp at cadences
Word Origin and History for relishable
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.