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taste bud

any of the elevated oval-shaped sensory end organs on the surface of the tongue, by means of which the sensation of taste is experienced
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

taste bud

[′tāst ‚bəd]
(anatomy)
An end organ consisting of goblet-shaped clusters of elongate cells with microvilli on the distal end to mediate the sense of taste.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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WARM WELCOME: A meal at the family friendly Hong Sing Chinese Restaurant will not only tantalise your tastebuds, but will be easy on the pocket too
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Made with only fresh and natural ingredients --plum tomatoes, black and green olives, wild capers, onion, basil, and extra-virgin olive oil (Lucini's is one of the best we've ever tasted!), this sauce will amaze your tastebuds because it tastes as if it was homemade by a great Italian cook!
Re-train your tastebuds to go for more complex, natural sweets like fruits.
It's just straight alcohol and it kills your tastebuds. It takes your palate a long time to recover from that especially before a delicate meal.
From a seafood and poultry rub from Doe's Eat Place in Greenville to a spicy ketchup-based sauce made in Pelahatchie, these will make any true Mississippian's tastebuds happy.
IT'S the annual food fest which will thrill, inspire, amaze and tickle the tastebuds of tens of thousands of 'foodies!'The Good Food Show returns tothe NEC on Wednesday, promising to be as popular as ever.
But one thing is, don't give them sweets just before picking wild berries or it call ruin the tastebuds for the tanginess of berries right off the bush.
Kids tend to like smoother and creamier peanut butters, so we developed one to meet that need, and it's been selling like gangbusters--people love it." It's the same story for the Whole Kids pasta sauce, which was developed to be less spicy for more acute tastebuds. And some products are just plain targeted to kids' use, like string cheese, frozen waffles and four-packs of flavored applesauce.
But for other flavors (or tastebuds) a salad with fat-free dressing isn't worth eating.