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Definition of zest:

  1. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
  2. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
  3. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  4. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
  5. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.


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