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Pronunciation: fla'vor


  1. The quality (influenced mainly by odor) affecting the taste of a substance.
  2. A therapeutically inert substance added to a prescription to give an agreeable taste to the mixture.

[M.E., fr. O. Fr., fr. L.L. flator, aroma, fr. flo, to blow]

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