Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pungency.

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

  • noun Pungency.

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  • adjective The quality of odor/odour that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.

Etymologies

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From Latin pungēns, present participle of pungō ("to sting").

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