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.
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)