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English Dictionary: Flavour by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Flavour
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
    Synonym(s): spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell
  2. (physics) the six kinds of quarks
    Synonym(s): flavor, flavour
  3. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    Synonym(s): relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang
  1. lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
    Synonym(s): season, flavor, flavour
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flavor \Fla"vor\, n. [OF. fleur, flaur (two syllables), odor,
      cf. F. fleurer to emit an odor, It. flatore a bad odor, prob.
      fr. L. flare to bow, whence the sense of exhalation. Cf.
      {Blow}.] [Written also {flavour}.]
      1. That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor;
            fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.
      2. That quality of anything which affects the taste; that
            quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor;
            as, the flavor of food or drink.
      3. That which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste,
            gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions
            of the palate; a substance which flavors.
      4. That quality which gives character to any of the
            productions of literature or the fine arts.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      (US: flavor) 1. Variety, type, kind.   "DDT commands
      come in two flavors."   "These lights come in two flavors, big
      red ones and small green ones."   See {vanilla}.
      2. The attribute that causes something to be {flavourful}.
      Usually used in the phrase "yields additional flavour".   "This
      convention yields additional flavor by allowing one to print
      text either right-side-up or upside-down."   See {vanilla}.
      This usage was certainly reinforced by the terminology of
      quantum chromodynamics, in which quarks (the constituents of,
      e.g. protons) come in six flavors (up, down, strange, charm,
      top, bottom) and three colours (red, blue, green), however,
      hackish use of "flavor" at {MIT} predated QCD.
      3. The term for "{class}" (in the {object-oriented} sense) in
      the {LISP Machine} {Flavors} system.   Though the Flavors
      design has been superseded (notably by the {Common LISP}
      {CLOS} facility), the term "flavor" is still used as a general
      synonym for "class" by some {Lisp} hackers.
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