What is taste?

  • (verb): Have a distinctive or characteristic taste.
    Synonyms: smack
    See also — Additional definitions below


Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is one of the five traditional senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with receptors of taste buds.

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Some articles on taste:

Last Days Of April - Discography
... ep Last Days of April (Trust No One Records, 1997) The Wedding (1998), ep Rainmaker (Bad Taste/Straight Up, 1998) Angel Youth (Bad Taste/Deep Elm, 2000 ...
Lactarius Vietus - Edibility
... Lactarius vietus milk has a very hot taste, and the mushroom lacks a distinctive smell ... inedible, David Pegler claims that its acrid taste can be removed after boiling, allowing it to be consumed ... Though the strong, acrid taste is a defining feature of the species, it is weaker or even absent in some older mushrooms, which is not unusual for Lactarius species ...
Linda Bartoshuk - Biography
... Her research explores the genetic variations in taste perception and how taste perception affects overall health ... postmenopausal women, is caused by damage to the taste buds at the front of the tongue and is not a psychosomatic condition ...
Superior Taste Award
... The Superior Taste Award is an annual non-competitive prize open to any food or drink product available on a retail basis, subject to payment of an entry fee of Euro 750-1650 ... have been made since 2005 by the International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi), based in Brussels, Belgium ... tested by a panel of judges and scored out of 100 (first impression, appearance, smell, texture, taste and aftertaste), on their own merits, not competing ...
Other Concepts - Disorders of Taste
... ageusia (complete loss of taste) dysgeusia (persistent abnormal taste). ...

More definitions of "taste":

  • (verb): Have flavor; taste of something.
    Synonyms: savor, savour
  • (verb): Distinguish flavors.
    Example: "We tasted wines last night"
  • (noun): A small amount eaten or drunk.
    Example: "Take a taste--you'll like it"
    Synonyms: mouthful
  • (noun): A kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds.
    Example: "A wine tasting"
    Synonyms: tasting
  • (verb): Perceive by the sense of taste.
    Example: "Can you taste the garlic?"
  • (verb): Experience briefly.
    Example: "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
  • (noun): Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values).
    Example: "Arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
    Synonyms: appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
  • (noun): A brief experience of something.
    Example: "He got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

Famous quotes containing the word taste:

    ... the subjective viewpoint is the only one to use regarding a library. Your true library is a collection of the books you want. You may have deplorably poor taste or bad judgment. Never mind. Correct those traits before you exchange your books.
    Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)

    Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of the poor.
    Sometimes ‘tis grateful for the rich to try
    A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty:
    A savory dish, a homely treat,
    Where all is plain, where all is neat,
    Without the stately spacious room,
    The Persian carpet, or the Tyrian loom,
    Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8)

    For months it hasn’t known the taste of steel
    Washed down with rusty water in a tin.
    But standing outdoors hungry, in the cold,
    Except in towns at night, is not a sin.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)