Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being palatable or agreeable to the taste, literally or figuratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being agreeable to the taste; relish; acceptableness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being palatable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being acceptable to the mouth
  • noun acceptability to the mind or feelings

Etymologies

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palatable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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.

    A Different Stripe:

  • 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.

    Checking in on Thoreau: arguing about John Brown and finding friends in windfall acorns

  • 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.

    Commonplace

  • 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.

    Symposiacs

  • 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.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • 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.

    The Italian Cook Book The Art of Eating Well

  • 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.

    From a Girl's Point of View

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • 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.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads

  • -- The addition of a cream sauce to cooked hominy not only adds to the palatableness of this cereal, but increases its food value.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads

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