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pungent

1. (of wit, satire, etc.) biting; caustic
2. Biology ending in a sharp point
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Fruits are bright yellow when mature with high pungency and aroma.
Even though most of the men on board couldn't stand the pungency of the red powder, it provided the much needed vitamin and saved their lives until the winds pushed them to their final destination.
Although it will happen slowly, prepared mustards in jars (not the seeds or powders) lose their pungency over time.
We have a lick of mustard for a wee prickle of heat, garlic for its pungency (and because we're in France, of course) and fresh lemon, along with cucumber for freshness and cornichon pickles for added piquancy.
The Asda Sweet Red has "lower pungency levels", meaning the flavour is less overpowering, fewer tears are shed when chopping and the odour will not linger on the breath as long as a regular onion.
This quotation is a perfect example of the pungency of each page, striking to the core of a child's definition of books.
The pungency of the oil offsets the fresh bitterness of the olives.
What: A garlic grower by trade, Andrea digs into the details of cultivating and preserving these mighty bulbs, as well as how to play up their delectable pungency in your culinary pursuits.
The braised dish came with mash potatoes and glazed carrots, the stew just the right amount of sweet to kill the meat's pungency, but not the taste.
In the spring, the familiar pungency of manure is overshadowed by the deliciously sweet smell of oilseed rape, while the summer months invite scents of freshly mown pasture and dusty harvest ?
Each of those eight chillies registers an eye-watering 1 million units on the Scoville Scale, invented by American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville to measure the pungency of chilli peppers.
Color is a direct reflection of pungency and is measured in ASTA units.