Definitions for zestzɛst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto.
an agreeable or piquant flavor imparted to something.
anything added to impart flavor or relish.
piquancy; interest; charm.
a small strip of citrus peel, esp. lemon, used for flavoring.
Origin of zest:
1665–75; < F zest(e) citrus peel
gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness(noun)
vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest(verb)
a tart spicy quality
zest, spice, spice up(verb)
add herbs or spices to
Auntie Mame had a real zest for life.
The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.
The orange zest gives the strong flavors in this dish.
To scrape the zest from a fruit
To make more zesty
Origin: French zeste, Greek ζέστη (zesti = warmth) The original meaning is 2. Meaning 1. ("enthusiasm") is metaphorical; confer to give a zest to, meaning "to add piquancy to", which can be done with a zest (meaning 2.).
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
hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto
the woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut
to cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything
to give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine
Zest is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor to foods. In terms of fruit anatomy, zest is obtained from the flavedo. The flavedo and white pith of a citrus fruit together makes up its peel. The amounts of both flavedo and pith are variable among citrus fruits, and may be adjusted by the manner in which they are prepared. Citrus peel may be used fresh, dried, candied, or pickled in salt.
Translations for zest
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
She joined in the games with zest.
- genot, lusAfrikaans
- إسْتِمتاع شَديد، لَذَّهArabic
- gostoPortuguese (BR)
- der GenußGerman
- iver; entusiasmeDanish
- κέφι, ενθουσιασμόςGreek
- شور و شوقFarsi
- entrain, enthousiasmeFrench
- חֵשֶק, הֲנָאָה, הִתלַהֲבוּתHebrew
- मजा, रस, आनन्दHindi
- áköf ánægjaIcelandic
- entuziazmas, užsidegimasLithuanian
- dedzība; aizrautībaLatvian
- perasaan ghairahMalay
- iver, livslyst, appetittNorwegian
- شور و شوقPersian
- خونده ور،ذوقمنPashto
- antren, entuziasmRomanian
- пыл, энтузиазмRussian
- iver, entusiasmSwedish
- coşku, hevesTurkish
- 濃厚的興趣，刺激和趣味性Chinese (Trad.)
- запал; зацікавленістьUkrainian
- ذوق و شوقUrdu
- sự thích thúVietnamese
- 强烈的兴趣Chinese (Simp.)
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