CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL
来自辅音丛bl,fl, 吹，鼓起，词源同blow, blossom. 用来指飘浮的气味，味道。
- flavor (n.)
- c. 1300, "a smell, odor" (usually a pleasing one), from Old French flaor "smell, odor; action of smelling, sense of smell," probably from Vulgar Latin flator "odor," literally "that which blows," in classical Latin "blower," from flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).
"Not common before Milton's time" [Century Dictionary], and it is not clear what exactly Milton meant when he used it. The same Vulgar Latin source produced Old Italian fiatore "a bad odor." Sense of "taste, savor" is 1690s, perhaps 1670s; originally "the element in taste which depends on the sense of smell." The -v- in the English word is euphonic or perhaps from influence of savor. Flavor-of-the-month is from 1946 (originally of ice cream).
- flavor (v.)
- 1540s, "communicate a distinctive quality to," from flavor (n.). Meaning "add a flavoring substance to" is from 1740. Earliest use was now-obsolete sense of "to smell" (early 15c.). Related: Flavored; flavoring.
- 1. Vegetables such as peppers can overpower the flavor of the stock.
- 2. Add a splash of lemon juice to flavor the butter.
- 3. I think the flavor of fresh strawberries is out of this world.
- 4. Fry quickly to seal in the flavor of the meat.
- 5. The sun - dried tomatoes give the dish a wonderfully rich flavor.
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