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noun 
  1. enthusiasm, Enthusiasm.
Auntie Mame had a real for life.
  1. The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring.
verb to zest up<br>
from meaning 2, new use of: Rachel Ray, television cook and personality, in July 2007 said
of a dish for which she recommended that lemon be squeezed on it, "to zest it up".
  1. (defn, English)
Etymology: French zeste. Of unknown origin. The original meaning is 2. Meaning 1. ("enthusiasm") is metaphorical; confer to give a zest to, meaning "to add piquancy to", which can be done with a zest (meaning 2.).


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