- 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
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Related Words for relishablesympathetic, enjoyable, genial, amiable, sweet, winsome, charming, engaging, appealing, good-natured, attractive, charismatic, likeable, gratifying, satisfying, pleasant, delightful, likable, amusing, delicious
Examples from the Web for relishable
Historical Examples of 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.
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.