'Zest' definitions:

Definition of 'zest'

(from WordNet)
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness]
A tart spicy quality [syn: nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest]
Add herbs or spices to [syn: zest, spice, spice up]

Definition of 'Zest'

  • Zest \Zest\ (z[e^]st), n. [F. zeste, probably fr. L. schistos split, cleft, divided, Gr. ?, from ? to split, cleave. Cf. Schism.] [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto. [1913 Webster]
  • Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe. --Young. [1913 Webster]
  • Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse. --Gogan. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Zest'

  • Zest \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. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine. --Gibber. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'zest'

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