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

  • n. Something, such as a spice or herb, used to flavor food. Also called seasoner.
  • n. The act or process by which something is seasoned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something used to add taste or flavour to food, such as a condiment, herb or spice.
  • n. A coat of burnt soot inside a cooking vessel, which has formed over repeated use, and which renders the surface non sticking.
  • v. Present participle of season.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
  • n. That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
  • n. Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act by which anything is seasoned.
  • n. That which is added to any species of food to give it a higher relish, usually something pungent or aromatic, as salt, spices, etc.
  • n. Something added or mixed to enhance pleasure or enjoyment, or give spice and relish: as, wit or humor serves as a seasoning to eloquence.
  • n. In diamond-cutting, the charging of the laps or wheels with diamond-dust and oil.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, the application of a solution of blood and logwood preparatory to blacking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
  • n. the act of adding a seasoning to food


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