Definitions

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

  • n. A quality perceptible to the sense of taste; flavor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of taste (sweetness, sourness etc.); loosely, taste, flavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Power of affecting the organs of taste; savor; flavor; taste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Taste; savor; relish; the power of affecting the organs of taste.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin, from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Latin sapor ("taste, flavor"). (Wiktionary)

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