1. [syn: tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Relish \Rel"ish\ (r[e^]l"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relished
(r[e^]l"[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Relishing.] [Of.
relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to
lick, F. l['e]cher. See Lecher, Lick.]
1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to
partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be
pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from;
as, to relish food.
Now I begin to relish thy advice. --Shak.
He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish
the honors which he enjoys. --Atterbury.
2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.
A savory bit that served to relish wine. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality;
"cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed
most" [syn: tasting, savoring, savouring,