flavour, n. & v. (US flavor)
1 a distinctive mingled sensation of smell and taste (has a cheesy flavour).
2 an indefinable characteristic quality (music with a romantic flavour).
3 (usu. foll. by of) a slight admixture of a usu. undesirable quality (the flavour of failure hangs over the enterprise).
4 esp. US = FLAVOURING.
--v.tr. give flavour to; season.
flavour of the month (or week) a temporary trend or fashion.
flavourful adj. flavourless adj. flavoursome adj.
ME f. OF flaor perh. f. L flatus blowing & foetor stench: assim. to savour