pungent adj

L. pungens, piquant to the smell or taste.

  1. Sharp; biting; piercing; stabbing; prickling; harsh; acidic; [fig.] frosty; snappy; nippy with cold; signaling the approach of winter.
  2. Exciting; stimulating; captivating.
  3. Aromatic; fragrant; strong-smelling; emitting an intense scent; with the smell of pine needles.
  4. Bold; overwhelming; overbearing.

pungent n

see pungent, adj.

  1. Spice; zest; chutney; sharp seasoning; taste-enhancing agent; acrid relish that pricks the taste buds of the tongue; edible substance that provides a strong flavor to complement a food item.