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1the distinctive taste of a food or drink:the yogurt comes in eight fruit flavors adding sun-dried tomatoes gives the sauce extra flavor the general quality of taste in a food:no other cracker adds so much flavor to the cheese
chiefly US a substance used to alter or enhance the taste of food or drink; a flavoring:we use vanilla and almond flavors
2 [in singular] an indication of the essential character of something:the extracts give a flavor of the content and tone of the conversation [in singular] a distinctive quality or atmosphere:whitewashed walls and red pantiles gave the resort a Mediterranean flavor 3a kind, variety, or sort:various flavors of firewall are evolving 4 Physics a quantized property of quarks that differentiates them into at least six varieties (up, down, charmed, strange, top, bottom). Compare with color.
verb [with object]
alter or enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient:they use a wide range of spices to flavor their foods chunks of chicken flavored with herbs give a distinctive quality to:the faint exasperation that had flavored her tone