• (by extension) Enthusiasm; keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.

    "Auntie Mame had a real zest for life."

  • The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.

    "The orange zest gives the strong flavors in this dish."

  • The woody, thick skin enclosing the kernel of a walnut.


  • To make more zesty
  • (cooking) To scrape the zest from a fruit

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