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Meaning of zest

zest

Pronunciation: (zest), [key]
— n.
  1. keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto.
  2. an agreeable or piquant flavor imparted to something.
  3. anything added to impart flavor, enhance one's appreciation, etc.
  4. piquancy; interest; charm.
  5. liveliness or energy; animating spirit.
  6. the peel, esp. the thin outer peel, of a citrus fruit used for flavoring: lemon zest.
—v.t.
  1. to give zest, relish, or piquancy to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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