zest has definitions from the field of food
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[ noun ] vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Used in print

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

Hercule_Poirot and Lord_Peter_Whimsey ( the respective creations of Agatha_Christie and Dorothy_Sayers ) have retained Holmes ' egotism but not his zest for life and eccentric habits .

Related terms

enjoyment enthusiasm

2
[ verb ] (food) add herbs or spices to

Synonyms

spice_up spice

3
[ verb ] make more interesting or flavorful, either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense

Synonyms

spice spice_up

Examples

"Spice the soup" "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

Related terms

change salt spiciness

4
[ noun ] (food) a tart spiciness

Related terms

spiciness spice

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