flavour collocations and examples

 UK /ˈfleɪvə(r)/

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the particular taste that food or drink has


Adjectives frequently used with flavour
mild: delicate, mellow, mild, subtleCompared to other beans, Arabica gives a more delicate flavour.strong: intense, pungent, rich, strong, tangyBay leaves can be used whole, cut up or ground to give a strong and pungent flavour.good: delicious, fine, goodThe flesh is said to be very sweet with a delicious flavour.spicy: aromatic, peppery, spicySince there is a lot of water put in lots of herbs, for that aromatic flavour.unusual: distinctive, exotic, uniqueMake sure the fruit is really ripe to get the benefit of the wonderful exotic flavours.tasting of a particular thing: creamy, earthy, fruity, gamey, nutty, smokySpelt is an ancient variety of wheat with a delicious, nutty flavour.
Verbs frequently used with flavour
have a particular flavour: haveThe fruit has a good flavour and has a slightly orange-yellow smooth skin.give flavour to something: add, bring out, give, impartAdd extra flavour to potato salad and rice dishes with crushed fennel seeds.keep flavour: preserve, retainWhen lightly steamed, the leaves retain their flavour and texture well.improve flavour: complement, enhance, improve, intensifyLook for good-quality flour, as this will improve the flavour of the rollsmix flavours: blend, combine, mixCook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes to blend the flavours.
2

a particular quality that is typical of something


Adjectives frequently used with flavour
authentic, exotic, international, strong, uniqueThe lively street market has a strong continental flavour.
Verbs frequently used with flavour
add, capture, convey, have, retainThe track and pit area were carefully restored for the film, to capture the original flavour of motor racing in the 1930s.The titles given to these myths convey the general flavour.
 
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