#392. Pungency. -- N. pungency, piquance, piquancy, poignancy haut- gout, strong taste, twang, race.
sharpness &c. adj.; acrimony; roughness &c. (sour) 392; unsavoriness &c. 395.
mustard, cayenne, caviare; seasoning &c. (condiment) 393; niter, saltpeter, brine (saltiness) 392a; carbonate of ammonia; sal ammoniac[obs], sal volatile, smelling salts; hartshorn (acridity) 401a.
dram, cordial, nip.
nicotine, tobacco, snuff, quid, smoke; segar[obs]; cigar, cigarette; weed; fragrant weed, Indian weed; Cavendish, fid[obs], negro head, old soldier, rappee[obs], stogy[obs].
V. be pungent &c. adj.; bite the tongue.
render -pungent &c. adj.; season, spice, salt, pepper, pickle, brine, devil. smoke, chew, take snuff.
Adj. pungent, strong; high-, full-flavored; high-tasted, high- seasoned; gamy, sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy; biting, mordant; spicy; seasoned &c. v.; hot, hot as pepper; peppery, vellicating[obs], escharotic[obs], meracious|; acrid, acrimonious, bitter; rough &c. (sour) 397; unsavory &c. 395. #392a Saltiness. -- N. saltiness.
niter, saltpeter, brine.
Adj. salty, salt, saline, brackish, briny; salty as brine, salty as a herring, salty as Lot's wife.
salty, racy (indecent) 961.
Phr. take it with a grain of salt. #392b Bitterness -- N. bitterness, acridness[obs], acridity, acrimony; caustic, alkali; acerbity; gall, wormwood; bitters, astringent bitters.
[additive for alcoholic beverages]Angostura aromatic bitters.
sourness &c. 397; pungency &c. 392.
[bitter substances] alkaloids; turmeric.
Adj. bitter, bitterish, acrid, acerb, acerbic.
Phr. bitter as gall; bitter pill to take; sugar coating on a bitter pill.