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flavour

(US), flavor
Physics a property of quarks that enables them to be differentiated into six types: up, down, strange, charm, bottom (or beauty), and top (or truth)

flavour

(jargon)
(US: flavor) 1. Variety, type, kind. "DDT commands come in two flavors." "These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones." See vanilla.

2. The attribute that causes something to be flavourful. Usually used in the phrase "yields additional flavour". "This convention yields additional flavor by allowing one to print text either right-side-up or upside-down." See vanilla.

This usage was certainly reinforced by the terminology of quantum chromodynamics, in which quarks (the constituents of, e.g. protons) come in six flavors (up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom) and three colours (red, blue, green), however, hackish use of "flavor" at MIT predated QCD.

3. The term for "class" (in the object-oriented sense) in the LISP Machine Flavors system. Though the Flavors design has been superseded (notably by the Common LISP CLOS facility), the term "flavor" is still used as a general synonym for "class" by some Lisp hackers.
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This is the UK premiere of the musical version with rather flavourless music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and a book by the late Willis Hall which puts a damper on the action with its imposition of a grandmotherly narrator.
After months of enduring leathery, flavourless supermarket tomatoes grown because they crop heavily and travel to market well, the very first of your own is one of those great delights of summer.
Very slowly whisk in about 300ml of flavourless oil such as groundnut or sunflower.
Mostly turkey is reared indoors, bred for huge and intrinsically flavourless breast meat.
It was set up like an after thought, nothing was labelled and I presume that the green stuff on top of a flavourless mousse had something to do with the kiwi fruit.
Wine should always be kept in the dark as light will cause it to become dull and flavourless.
What was developed was a system of adding a dry powder consisting of highly flavoured components on a flavourless base.
Too often this is a bland, flavourless affair - astonishing considering how much flavour there is in the constituent ingredients.
London, June 18 ( ANI ): Chewing flavourless gum could hamper your memory, a new British study has revealed.
It is also true that raspberries combine with other fruits better than strawberries - a strawberry puree is relatively flavourless compared with melba sauce, which is raspberry puree by another name.
The uninspired transparent packaging of Sainsbury's sausage rolls (**) revealed squashed and flaky pastry that was dry and flavourless.
The cost of energy required to pro- duce a pound of out-of-season tomatoes with all the texture of cardboard, and a lettuce that collapses once it is taken out of the fridge, has to be a major factor in the cultivation of largely flavourless supermarket fruit and vegetables.