relish

[ rel-ish ]
/ ˈrɛl ɪʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to have taste or flavor.
to be agreeable.

Nearby words

  1. religiously,
  2. relinquish,
  3. reliquary,
  4. relique,
  5. reliquiae,
  6. relive,
  7. relleno,
  8. rellies,
  9. reload,
  10. relocatable

Origin of relish

1520–30; alteration of Middle English reles aftertaste, scent < Old French, variant of relais remainder, that left behind; see release

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British Dictionary definitions for relished

relish

/ (ˈrɛlɪʃ) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsrelishable, adjective

Word Origin for relish

C16: from earlier reles aftertaste, from Old French: something remaining, from relaisser to leave behind; see release

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