Taste goblets

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Taste goblets (Anat) the flask-shaped end organs of taste in the epithelium of the tongue. They are made up of modified epithelial cells arranged somewhat like leaves in a bud.
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Usage

In literature:

Life tastes much the same, whether we quaff it from a golden goblet or drink it out of a stone mug.
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
In many of the fungiform and most of the circumvallate papillae are peculiar structures called taste buds or taste goblets.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Oh, the wine tastes delicious from these thy golden goblets!
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
The latter tasted it slowly, and then emptied the goblet.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The other poured out the wine, tasted it, and presented the goblet to the king.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
A cupbearer brought Darius a goblet, gleaming with precious stones and filled with the wine that only the royal lips might taste.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
It was the first time we had ever tasted this drink of the natural man in the goblet of civilization!
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
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