Characteristic of one person or thing, and so serving to distinguish it from others: juniper berries give gin its distinctive flavour
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- Indeed, one of the most distinctive features was the fresh, unsullied cuisine.
- She considered such " glades " the most distinctive feature of the Nashville Basin.
- The parables are one of the most distinctive features of the teaching of Jesus.
distinguishing, characteristic, typical, individual, particular, peculiar, idiosyncratic, differentiating, unique, exclusive, special, especial;
remarkable, unusual, singular, noteworthy, different, uncommon, extraordinary, original
Late Middle English (in the sense 'serving to differentiate'): from late Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct- 'distinguished' (see distinct).
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