Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being palatable or agreeable to the taste, literally or figuratively.
- n. The quality of being palatable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being agreeable to the taste; relish; acceptableness.
- n. the property of being acceptable to the mouth
- n. acceptability to the mind or feelings
- palatable + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Their sweetness is like the sweetness of bread, and to have discovered this palatableness in this neglected nut, the whole world is to me the sweeter for it.”
“So they take all the strength from the wine, leaving the palatableness still: as we use to deal with those with whose constitution cold water does not agree, to boil it for them.”
“Whole-wheat rolls have the same advantage as bread made of whole-wheat flour, and if they are well baked they have a crust that adds to their palatableness.”
“-- The addition of a cream sauce to cooked hominy not only adds to the palatableness of this cereal, but increases its food value.”
“The highly nutritive qualities of spaghetti and of cheese, their indispensable condiment, have been recognized by all diet authorities and, as for its palatableness, the lovers of spaghetti are just as enthusiastic and numerous outside of Italy as within the boundaries of that blessed country.”
“If they are found to be knotty, half green, or in a state of decadence, and you are bound to buy strawberries, you can take them, and, by your native woman's wit, you can dress them into a state of palatableness, even if you have to reduce them to a pulp in the sacred mysteries of a short-cake.”
“His style is nervous and original, not harassingly pointed like a chestnut-burr, but full of _esprit_ or wit diffused, -- that Gallic leaven which pervades whole sentences and paragraphs with an indefinable lightness and palatableness.”
“Given enough soy beans and granted the art of preparing them so that they might be served as food having sufficient diversity and palatableness, neither meat nor fish nor fat would be needed.”
“We can mix sugar with anything we like, whether it had sugar in it to begin with or otherwise; and by sweetening and flavouring we can give a false palatableness to even the worst and most indigestible rubbish, such as plaster-of-Paris, largely sold under the name of sugared almonds to the ingenuous youth of two hemispheres.”
“Our little ten-o'clock lunch was perfect in its appointments -- a "thing of beauty," as it was of palatableness and refreshment.”
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