Etymology
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flavoring (n.)

"thing that gives flavor," 1845, originally in cookery, verbal noun from flavor (v.). Middle English flauryng meant "perfume."

updated on November 22, 2014

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Definitions of flavoring from WordNet

flavoring (n.)
something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts;
Synonyms: flavorer / flavourer / flavouring / seasoner / seasoning
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