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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pungency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pungency.

Etymologies

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

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