Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin, from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowed from Latin sapor ("taste, flavor").

Examples

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  • In France I once ate salami

    That whelmed me like a tsunami.

    I pray for an encore

    Of that rarest sapor,

    The deepest and finest umami.

    March 15, 2018