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Topic: COOKING

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French

zest

noun
     
zest
1 [uncountable] eager interest and enjoyment
zest for
She had a great zest for life.
2 [singular, uncountable] the quality of being exciting and interesting:
The danger of being caught added a certain zest to the affair.
3 [uncountable]DFC the outer skin of an orange or lemon, used in cooking [↪ peel, rind]:
grated orange zest
zestful adjective
zestfully adverb
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