from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it.
  • n. The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Aspects of a location that distinguish it from neighboring communities; the collective customs, mannerisms, fashions, artwork, accents or traditions of an area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Peculiarities of the place and its inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is laid.


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