- enthusiasm, Enthusiasm.
verb to zest up<br>
- Auntie Mame had a real for life.
- The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring.
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".
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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