Definition of zest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    zest

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    NAmE//zɛst//
     
     
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  1. 1 [singular, uncountable] zest (for something) enjoyment and enthusiasm synonym appetite He had a great zest for life. She danced with the zest of a twenty-year-old.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the quality of being exciting, interesting, and enjoyable The slight risk added zest to the experience.
  3. 3[uncountable] the outer skin of an orange, a lemon, etc., when it is used to give flavor in cooking Add the zest of half a lemon. compare peel, rind, skin
NAmE//ˈzɛstfl//
 
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