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Definition of "relish" []

  • An appetite for something; a strong appreciation or liking: a relish for luxury. (noun)
  • Hearty enjoyment; zest. See Synonyms at zest. (noun)
  • Something that lends pleasure or zest. (noun)
  • A spicy or savory condiment or appetizer, such as chutney or olives. (noun)
  • A condiment of chopped sweet pickle. (noun)
  • To savour or enjoy (an experience) to the full (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To anticipate eagerly; look forward to (verb)
  • To enjoy the taste or flavour of (food, etc); savour (verb)
  • To give appetizing taste or flavour to (food), by or as if by the addition of pickles or spices (verb)
  • Liking or enjoyment, as of something eaten or experienced (esp in the phrase with relish) (noun)
  • Pleasurable anticipation (noun)
  • An appetizing or spicy food added to a main dish to enhance its flavour (noun)
  • An appetizing taste or flavour (noun)
  • A zestful trace or touch (noun)
  • (in English lute, viol, and keyboard music of the 16th and 17th centuries) a trilling ornament, used esp at cadences (noun)

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Use "relish" in a sentence
  • "In my household this relish is basically a chutney that will be used on Indian food for sure -- although since it is spice-free (except the chile pepper flakes) I would like to force myself to go outside the box and use it on other foods."
  • "It also called for roasted chopped green chile peppers, but I still had the corn relish from the Sopa Tarasca, so I used it instead."
  • "A most delicious relish is made with Roquefort cheese, the size of a walnut, rubbed in with equal quantity of butter, moistened with sherry (lemon juice will serve if sherry be not available), and seasoned with salt, pepper, celery salt, and paprika; then squeezed into the troughs of a dozen slender, succulent sticks of celery."