flavour

[fley-ver]
noun Chiefly British.

See -or1.
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flavour or flavor (ˈfleɪvə)
 
n
1.  taste perceived in food or liquid in the mouth
2.  a substance added to food, etc, to impart a specific taste
3.  a distinctive quality or atmosphere; suggestion: a poem with a Shakespearean flavour
4.  a type or variety: various flavours of graphical interface
5.  physics a property of quarks that enables them to be differentiated into six types: up, down, strange, charm, bottom (or beauty), and top (or truth)
6.  flavour of the month a person or thing that is the most popular at a certain time
 
vb
7.  (tr) to impart a flavour, taste, or quality to
 
[C14: from Old French flaour, from Late Latin flātor (unattested) bad smell, breath, from Latin flāre to blow]
 
flavor or flavor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: from Old French flaour, from Late Latin flātor (unattested) bad smell, breath, from Latin flāre to blow]
 
'flavourer or flavor
 
n
 
'flavorer or flavor
 
n
 
'flavourless or flavor
 
adj
 
'flavorless or flavor
 
adj
 
'flavoursome or flavor
 
adj
 
'flavorsome or flavor
 
adj

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flavour
British spelling of flavor; for suffix, see -or.
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flavour definition

jargon
(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 Though the Flavors design has been superseded (notably by the Common LISP CLOS facility), the term "flavor" is still used as a general synonym for "class" by some Lisp hackers.
(1994-11-01)

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flavour

in particle physics, property that distinguishes different members in the two groups of basic building blocks of matter, the quarks and the leptons. There are six flavours of subatomic particle within each of these two groups: six leptons (the electron, the muon, the tau, the electron-neutrino, the muon-neutrino, and the tau-neutrino), and six quarks (designated up, down, charm, strange, top, and bottom).

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Example sentences
The quality, shape, flavour and size of the raspberry fruit are all directly
  tied to the efficiency of the pollinators.
The inner leaf juices are bitter and cannot have profitable flavour.
About two or three per cent of people detect the white wine flavour, but
  invariably they have little experience of wine culture.
It's better for the environment it has much more flavour and is not riddled
  with fat, so it's better for you as well.
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