gustatory sensation

Definitions of gustatory sensation

n the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

gustatory perception, 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
(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
a deficiency in flavor
a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
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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