gustatory perception

Definitions of gustatory perception
  1. noun
    the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    synonyms: gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
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    flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    sugariness, sweet, sweetness
    the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
    sour, sourness, tartness
    the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    bitter, bitterness
    the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    salinity, salt, saltiness
    the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    astringence, astringency
    a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
    finish
    (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
    flatness
    a deficiency in flavor
    mellowness
    a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
    lemon
    a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
    vanilla
    a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
    acidity, acidulousness
    the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
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    aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
    an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
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