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flavor

(Essence), noun attributes, character, configuration, core, distinctive features, essential meaning, expertise, feature, figure, gist, good point, heart, impression, mannerism, mark, material issues, meaning, mold, nature, particularity, peculiarity, point of character, property, quality, quintessence, redeeming feature, savor, shape, signature, singularity, sole, substance, sum and substance, taste, trait
Associated concepts: the flavor of a holding, the flavor of an argument, the flavor of an issue

flavor

(Taste), noun appreciation, deliciousness, favor, like, palate, salty taste, savor, sense of taste, sharp taste, sour taste, sourness, spicy taste, sweet taste, taste in the mouth
See also: color, complexion, savory
References in classic literature ?
Clifford, on several occasions, had seemed to enjoy the old man's intercourse, for the sake of his mellow, cheerful vein, which was like the sweet flavor of a frost-bitten apple, such as one picks up under the tree in December.
The first is the taste, Which is meager and hollow, but crisp: Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist, With a flavor of Will-o-the-wisp.
Besides this, it was he who tasted the macaroni, to maintain the pure flavor of the ancient tradition; and it must be allowed that he never permitted a grain of pepper too much, or an atom of parmesan too little.
Ben Jones the hunter, however, in one of the passes of the Black Hills, succeeded in bringing down a bighorn from the verge of a precipice, the flesh of which was pronounced by the gormands of the camp to have the flavor of excellent mutton.
Not too much illness, but just illness enough--just sufficient to give it the flavor of suffering and make it poetical.
The water was then tasted and found to be but little fit for drinking, with a certain carbonate-of-soda flavor.
The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.
As usual, I steeped myself in them, and the first runnings of my fancy when I began to pour it out afterwards were of their flavor.
Over led her into the house, where she ate the piano, which was of an excellent flavor.
I thought the monkey would taste like meat people, but the flavor was different.
The fatal apple of Eden couldn't have had a rarer flavor," commented Anne.
His cigar was burning well, and the flavor of old Armignac lingered still upon his palate.