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 for flavor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flavor \Fla"vor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flavored; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Flavoring.]
     To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to,
     to give character or zest.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. That quality which gives character to any of the
        productions of literature or the fine arts.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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" [syn: spirit, tone, feel,
           feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell]
      2: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
         the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity,
         savor, savour, smack, nip, tang]
      3: (physics) the six kinds of quarks [syn: flavor, flavour]
      v 1: lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting
           it" [syn: season, flavor, flavour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "flavor":
     aftertaste, air, ambiance, ambience, aroma, atmosphere, attribute,
     badge, besprinkle, bitter, brand, breath, breathe, brew, cachet,
     cast, character, characteristic, color, condiment, condiments,
     configuration, cut, decoct, definite odor, detectable odor,
     differentia, differential, distinctive feature, dredge, dye,
     earmark, effluvium, emanation, entincture, essence, exhalation,
     extract, feature, feel, feeling, figure, flavorer, flavoring,
     fragrance, fume, gust, hallmark, hint, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy,
     imbrue, imbue, impregnate, impress, impression, index,
     individualism, infiltrate, infuse, instill, keynote, leaven,
     lineaments, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, odor, palate,
     particularity, peculiarity, penetrate, pepper, permeate, pervade,
     piquancy, property, quality, quirk, redolence, relish, salt,
     sapidity, sapor, saturate, sauce, savor, savoriness, scent, seal,
     season, seasoner, seasoning, sense, shape, singularity, smack,
     smell, soupcon, sour, specialty, spice, spirit, spoor, stamp,
     steep, stench, stomach, style, subtle odor, suffuse, suggestion,
     sweet, taint, tang, taste, tastiness, temper, tincture, tinge,
     token, tongue, tooth, touch, trace, trail, trait, transfuse, trick,
     whiff, zest

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. [common] Variety, type, kind. ?DDT commands come in two flavors.? ?These
      lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones.? ?Linux is a
      flavor of Unix? See vanilla.
      2. The attribute that causes something to be flavorful. Usually used in
      the phrase ?yields additional flavor?. ?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 colors (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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