from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the sense of taste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to, the sense of taste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to gustation or tasting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to gustation


From Latin gustusĀ ("taste"). (Wiktionary)


  • On first seeing his beloved: "She was if the word gustatory had grown legs and got a dress."

    The Style of a Wild Man

  • But anyone who has savored a really good artisanal cheese or enjoyed a local wine with a personality all its own knows that certain gustatory pleasures depend o n place more than process.


  • But anyone who has savored a really good artisanal cheese or enjoyed a local wine with a personality all its own knows that certain gustatory pleasures depend on place more than process.


  • The peripheral gustatory or taste organs consist of certain modified epithelial cells arranged in flask-shaped groups termed gustatory calyculi (taste-buds), which are found on the tongue and adjacent parts.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1. The Peripheral Organs of the Special Senses

  • The so-called gustatory qualities of the humours are these: -- sweetness, pungency, bitterness, astringency, acerbity, sourness, saltness, fattiness, stickiness; for taste is capable of discriminating all these.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • I'm a pretty adventurous eater, so given the right chef, I wouldn't hesitate to give Asian carp a gustatory chance.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • Condensed to an hour from more than 30 hours of continuous shooting, the film thrives on a vibrant array of street characters, rubber-boned dance moves, conga grooves and abundant gustatory pleasures.

    Documentary Dramas and Communist Comedies

  • Since the presence of a large-screen TV is a given, Pete has two obligations as host: to provide a pleasing gustatory experience aka "good eats", and to ensure that costs don't get out of control.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: What If Ben Bernanke Was Hosting Our Super Bowl Party Instead of My Friend Pete?

  • Each of Fresson's pastries has the same simple visual and gustatory elegance.

    Flora Lazar: Pastry Outside of Paris: Museum and 'Mets' in Metz

  • If you are deeply disturbed by the sinister implications, both corporate and gustatory, imagine my shock as I reeled out of the supermarket, my mind awhirl with the grisliest of possibilities, only to come upon this terrible scene at the docks, mere minutes away (click to enlarge):

    The Cannibals of Galway


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  • I love Sentient Creature Thermidor when market prices allow.

    January 10, 2009

  • As in "Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?" from "Consider the Lobster" essay in Gourmet (also in book form) by David Foster Wallace. Rest in peace.

    January 10, 2009