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Noun edit

flavour (countable and uncountable, plural flavours)

  1. British standard spelling of flavor.
    The flavour of this apple pie is delicious.
    Flavour was added to the pudding.
    What flavour of bubble gum do you enjoy?
    The flavour of an experience.
    Debian is one flavour of the Linux operating system.
    • 2014, Robert Kelly, Chung Wah Chow, Taiwan[1], 9th edition, Lonely Planet, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 256:
      Ciaotou Sugar Factory
      (橋頭糖廠, Qiáotóu Tángchǎng) Ciaotou consists of a defunct factory (which you can walk into, and explore the old mechanisms and vats) and an old village that retains most of its early-20th-century flavour.
    • 2022 November 2, Paul Bigland, “New trains, old trains, and splendid scenery”, in RAIL, number 969, pages 56–57:
      The journey is worth an article in itself, but all I can give is a flavour of a railway which traverses a bleak but dramatic coastline that's regularly battered by the elements - especially around Parton, where the line is constantly threatened by the sea.

Verb edit

flavour (third-person singular simple present flavours, present participle flavouring, simple past and past participle flavoured)

  1. British standard spelling of flavor.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old French flaor, flaour, from Vulgar Latin *flātor. Medial -v- is due to the influence of savour (taste).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /flaːˈvuːr/, /ˈflaːvur/

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  1. odour (generally pleasing)

Descendants edit

  • English: flavour, flavor

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