sapidity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sapidity a pleasant flavor
    • n sapidity the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sapidity The quality or state of being sapid; taste; savor; savoriness. "Whether one kind of sapidity is more effective than another."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sapidity Sapid character or property; the property of stimulating or pleasing the palate; tastefulness; savor; relish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sapidity savouriness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. sapidité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sapidussapĕre, to taste.

Usage

In literature:

The seasoned, sapid Cheddar-type, so indispensable, includes dozens of varieties under different names, regional or commercial.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
So Ben tasted the sapidness and relish of power, and his desires increased.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
The cup furnishes a thin film like swan-skin which imbibes the sapid exudations from the stem, the source of nourishment.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Several species of palm, from the fact of yielding large sapid central buds which are cooked as vegetables, are known as cabbage-palms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
They have the same truth, high relish, and sapidity as those of Titian.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Such a list tells its own tale of a mind turned to what is masculine, racy, pungent, and thoroughly sapid.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
To us such a proverb is perhaps even more sapid than the sometimes slightly finical turns praised by Erasmus.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Without its paraphernalia of subtle double relishes, a "starved turtle," has not more intrinsic sapidity than a "fatted calf.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Not a very sapid bit of gnomic wisdom, certainly.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
It has a mackerel flavor, but one peculiarly its own for richness and sapidity of savor.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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