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Definition of the noun flavor

What does flavor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flavors

  1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  3. (physics) the six kinds of quarks

Alternative definition of the noun flavor


  1. The quality produced by the sensation of taste.
  2. A substance used to produce a taste; flavoring.
  3. A variety of tastes attributed to an object.
  4. The characteristic quality of something.
  5. A type of something.
  6. [physics] a term used to name the six types of quarks (top, bottom, strange, charmed, up, and down) or three types of leptons (electron, muon, and tauon).

Definition of the verb flavor

What does flavor mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flavored | flavoring | flavors

  1. lend flavor to

Alternative definition of the verb flavor


  1. [transitive] To add flavoring to (something).


Flavor is a musical group.

  • album: "Secret Solution"


  1. "Flavor" is a song written and recorded by Tori Amos, originally appearing on her album Abnormally Attracted to Sin as a down-tempo song, and later released as the lead single from her album Gold Dust which features classical rearrangements of selected songs from her opus. Amos stated she felt the song was overlooked on its original album and had to be re-worked and noticed on Gold Dust.
  2. "Flavor" is a musical single of YU-A.
    • released on


  1. "Flavor" is a 2004 JBF Awards winning book by Rocco DiSpirito.
    • released on (12 years ago)
    • award:
      • James Beard Award for Cooking from a Professional Point of View nomination for Rocco DiSpirito
      • James Beard Award for Cooking from a Professional Point of View, received by Rocco DiSpirito
  2. "Flavor" is a book by Ernest Charlton Crocker.


"Flavor" is a painting (oil paint) by Kenzo Okada, begun in (59 years ago).

  • media: oil paint


  1. Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste and smell. The "trigeminal senses", which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well as temperature and texture, are also very important to the overall Gestalt of flavor perception. The flavor of the food, as such, can be altered with natural or artificial flavorants, which affect these senses.
    • also known as Hương vị, Rasa, Zamat, Gust, Aroma, Άρωμα, Σύνθετη γεύση, Γευστικοοσφραντικό αίσθημα, รส, กลิ่นรส, เฟลเวอร์
  2. The flavor of this drug's dosage form, if applicable. For example, cherry, strawberry, etc.
  3. The flavor of the dosage form, if it has one.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flavor

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Google previewHandbook of Meat, Poultry and Seafood Quality (2012)

by Leo M. L. Nollet

Abstract: Beef flavor is an important sensory attribute when conducting sensory evaluation of beef. While there are multiple...

Google previewIntroductory Foods (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Flavor is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste...

Warmedover flavor is an unpleasant flavor which develops in cooked meat which is subsequently refrigerated prior to ...

Google previewTasty (2015)

The Art and Science of What We Eat by John McQuaid

Flavor is a conscious manifestation of ancient, inexorable drives that make life possible. Sigmund...

Google previewThe Science of Cooking (2016)

Understanding the Biology and Chemistry Behind Food and Cooking by Joseph J. Provost, Keri L. Colabroy, Brenda S. Kelly, Mark A. Wallert

Flavor is the blend of taste and smell sensations you perceive while eating and drinking. The term flavorant can be used as a compound that uses both senses to impart a flavor. Another common usage of tastant is a compound that mimics a ...

Google previewQuality Attributes of Muscle Foods (1999)

by Youling L. Xiong, Chi-Tang Ho, Fereidoon Shahidi

INTRODUCTION Flavor is an important sensory characteristic which contributes to the overall acceptability of muscle foods.

Meat flavor is a complex stimulus involving not just taste and aroma. but other sensory attributes such as mouthfeel.

Google previewEdible Flower Garden (2012)

by Rosalind Creasy

The flavor is a cross between green beans ...

Google previewHomemade Soda (2011)

200 Recipes for Making & Using Fruit Sodas & Fizzy Juices, Sparkling Waters, Root Beers & Cola Brews, Herbal & Healing Waters, Sparkling Teas & Coffees, Shrubs & Switchels, Cream Sodas & Floats, & Other Carbonated Concoctions by Andrew Schloss

spruce beer Spruce's piney terpene flavor is an acquired taste.

Google previewThe Clean Plates Cookbook (2012)

Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body by Jared Koch

It is becoming easier to find boar and venison in trendy restaurants, as well as in establishments emphasizing organic dishes, although, for some, venison's gamey flavor is an acquired taste. Bison is one of the most easily available game ...

Google previewObservability and Observation in Physical Science (2012)

by Peter Kosso

Quark flavor is a property that can interact in a correlated way with an apparatus. Consider, for example, charm. It is not that individual charmed quarks can exist in isolation, but rather that a charmed quark can exist in a bound state with an ...

Google previewGrid Computing (2008)

International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC 2007) by Simon C. Lin, Eric Yen

Providing a uniform and complete view of various activities like job processing, data movement and publishing, access to distributed databases regardless of the underlying Grid flavor is the challenging task. In this paper we will describe the ...

Google previewHandbook of Chemical and Biological Plant Analytical Methods, 3 Volume Set (2014)

by Shilin Chen, Andrew Marston, Hermann Stuppner

flavor is a broad and comprehensive term characteristic of a food, generally involved with the overall ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Fresh UHT milk is characterized by a poor flavor, described as a noticeable ' heated' flavor, and by a sulfurous odor note. The initial sensorial characteristics of UHT milk disappear within a few days of storage at a proper temperature and a ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen - Food & Kitchen (2009)

dill Used primarily for its leaves and seeds, it imparts flavor to vinegar and pickles as well as to salmon and herring. sweet bay The dried leaves must be used sparingly; it is an ingredient in bouquets garnis and is used to ...

Google previewKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (2007)

See also Flavor encapsulation, Glass encapsulation applications of,

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sushi Rolls (2001)

by Ken Kawasumi

mellows food, tones down raw taste or smells and improves flavor. Dry sherry can be a substitute for sake. Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) is used to improve flavor and give food glaze and sweetness. Mirin may be substituted ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

The gospel quartets clearly have been influenced by other styles of music, but they nevertheless still convey the flavor of singing conventions and old-time evangelism. The Christian contemporary musicians, on the other hand, exude the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Table 1 Selected examples of flavors produced by microorganisms Species Flavor Description Candida pulcherrima Ethylacetate Fruity Pichia pastoris Benzaldehyde Cherry, almond Candida globiformis -Decalactone Cheese ...

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Quotes about Flavor

Well, Smoke n' Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn't park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor. (Lee Ritenour)
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Scrabble value of F4L1A1V4O1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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