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English definition of “zest”

zest

noun uk   /zest/ us  

zest noun (EXCITEMENT)

[S or U] enthusiasm, eagerness, energy, and interest: It's wonderful to see the children's zest for life. He approached every task with a boundless zest. The recording captures the zest of this live concert performance.

zest noun (FRUIT SKIN)

[U] the skin of an orange, lemon, or lime, used to add flavour to food: grated lemon zest
(Definition of zest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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