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- n. The property of being sapid; tastiness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being sapid; taste; savor; savoriness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sapid character or property; the property of stimulating or pleasing the palate; tastefulness; savor; relish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pleasant flavor
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
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Foie gras royal with sumac caramel powder: the royal was light while the caramel developed a chew as your mouth re-hydrated it, sapidity of the sumac making the caramel sweeter, both drawing richness from the foie.
Now, it is manifest that water does not contract the quality of sapidity from the agency of Heat alone.
This explains why coldness and freezing render Savours dull, and abolish odours altogether; for cooling and freezing tend to annul the kinetic heat which helps to fabricate sapidity.
But since perfectly pure water does not, when subjected to the action of Heat, show any tendency to acquire consistency, we must infer that some other agency than heat is the cause of sapidity.
The elements, viz. Fire, Air, Earth, Water, are inodorous, because both the dry and the moist among them are without sapidity, unless some added ingredient produces it.
Together with salt it gives both the name and the relish to sallets from the sapidity which renders not plants and herbs only, but men themselves, and their conversations pleasant and agreeable.
They have the same truth, high relish, and sapidity as those of Titian.
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In preparing meat for the table, great care should be taken to prevent the escape of this precious juice, as the succulence and sapidity of the meat depend on its retention.
The appetite of an invalid, so difficult to minister to, is often pleased with a broiled dish, as the flavour and sapidity of the meat are so well preserved.
The objects of smell are dissolved in the fluid atmosphere, and those of taste in the saliva, or other aqueous fluid, for the better diffusing them on their respective organs, which seem to be stimulated into animal motion perhaps by the chemical affinities of these particles, which constitute the sapidity and odorosity of bodies with the nerves of sense, which perceive them.