e number

e num·ber
E e


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee nuhm-ber]
    • /i ˈnʌm bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee nuhm-ber]
    • /i ˈnʌm bər/

Definitions of e number words

  • countable noun e number E numbers are artificial substances which are added to some foods and drinks to improve their flavour or colour or to make them last longer. They are called E numbers because they are represented in Europe by code names which begin with the letter 'E'. 0
  • noun e number any of a series of numbers with the prefix E indicating a specific food additive recognized by the European Union and used on labels of processed food 0
  • noun e number Any of a range of European abbreviations for food additives used on labels. 0
  • noun e number (Informal) (Britain, Ireland) Any such additive, often regarded as undesirable. 0

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e number popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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