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Pesto vs Relish - What's the difference?

pesto | relish |

As verbs the difference between pesto and relish

is that pesto is while relish is (obsolete|intransitive) to taste; to have a specified taste or flavour.

As a noun relish is

a pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.



(wikipedia pesto)


  • A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually pecorino)
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    (wikipedia relish)


  • A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 12.
  • A Laplander or Negro has no notion of the relish of wine.
  • * Milton
  • Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained / From this delightful fruit, nor known till now / True relish , tasting.
  • * Addison
  • When liberty is gone, / Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish .
  • Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • It preserves some relish of old writing.
  • A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
  • * Macaulay
  • a relish for whatever was excellent in arts
  • * Cowper
  • I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be judicious.
  • That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
  • A cooked or pickled sauce, usually made with vegetables or fruits, generally used as a condiment.
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  • In a wooden frame, the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
  • Hyponyms

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  • (obsolete) To taste; to have a specified taste or flavour.
  • *, II.3.3:
  • honourable enterprises are accompanied with dangers and damages, as experience evinceth; they will make the rest of thy life relish the better.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits.
  • * Woodward
  • A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.
  • To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeable, to make appetizing.
  • * Dryden
  • a sav'ry bit that served to relish wine
  • To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of; to take great pleasure in.
  • He relishes their time together.
    I don't relish the idea of going out tonight.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now I begin to relish thy advice.
  • * Atterbury
  • He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honours which he enjoys.


    * appreciate * delight in * enjoy * like * revel