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flavour

noun uk UK (US flavor)   /ˈfleɪ.vər/ us    /-vɚ/
B1 [C or U] how food or drink tastes, or a particular taste itself: Add a little salt to bring out the flavour of the herbs. My fish was delicious but Charles' beef had almost no flavour (= did not taste of anything). This wine has a light, fruity flavour (= the taste of fruit). We sell 32 different flavours (= particular types of taste) of ice cream. C2 [S] a particular quality or character: The resort has a nautical flavour. [S] an idea or quick experience of something: To give you a flavour of what the book is like Jilly is going to read out a brief extract.

flavour

verb [T often passive] uk UK (US flavor)   /ˈfleɪ.vər/ us    /-vɚ/
to give a particular taste to food or drink: This sauce is flavoured with garlic and herbs. You can use fresh herbs to flavour the soup.
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