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relish

[ rel-ish ]
/ ˈrɛl ɪʃ /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to have taste or flavor.
to be agreeable.

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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 relish

relish
/ (ˈrɛlɪʃ) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived forms of relish

relishable, 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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