Definition of Zest

1. Noun. Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment.

Exact synonyms: Gusto, Relish, Zestfulness
Generic synonyms: Enjoyment, Enthusiasm
Derivative terms: Relish, Zesty, Zestful

2. Verb. Add herbs or spices to.
Exact synonyms: Spice, Spice Up
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Flavor, Flavour, Season
Specialized synonyms: Ginger, Pepper
Derivative terms: Spice, Spice, Spice, Spicery

3. Noun. A tart spicy quality.
Exact synonyms: Nip, Piquance, Piquancy, Piquantness, Tang, Tanginess
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spicery, Spiciness
Derivative terms: Nippy, Tangy, Zesty

Definition of Zest

1. n. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.

2. v. t. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.

3. n. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.

4. v. t. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.

Definition of Zest

1. Noun. Enthusiasm. ¹

2. Noun. The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish. ¹

3. Verb. (cooking) To scrape the zest from a fruit ¹

4. Verb. To make more zesty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Zest

1. to fill with zest (invigorating excitement) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Zest

1. 1. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc. 2. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything. 3. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine. 4. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto. "Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe." (Young) "Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse." (Gogan) 5. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut. Origin: F. Zeste, probably fr. L. Schistos split, cleft, divided, Gr, from to split, cleave. Cf. Schism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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