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Zest

Zest Meaning & Definition
Zest Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Zest?

[n] a tart spiciness
[n] vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
[v] make more interesting or flavorful, either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense; "Spice the soup"; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Zest: gusto | nip | piquance | piquancy | relish | spice | spice up | tang | tanginess | zestfulness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Zest:

See Also | alter | change | enjoyment | enthusiasm | spice | spicery | spiciness

Zest In Webster's Dictionary

\Zest\, n. [F. zeste, probably fr. L. schistos split, cleft, divided, Gr. ?, from ? to split, cleave. Cf. {Schism}.] 1. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc. 2. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto. Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe. --Young. Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse. --Gogan. 3. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut. [Obs.]
\Zest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Zested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Zesting}.] 1. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything. 2. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine. --Gibber.

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