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  • adj. somewhat sour

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  • adj. Somewhat sour; moderately acid.

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  • adj. tasting sour like a lemon


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sour +‎ -ish


  • Arroz con leche for desert, cinnamony and unusually sourish.

    Around the Colombian family’s kitchen table « Unknowing

  • If I were in a sourish mood, I might make some sort of comment about not seeing the forest for the trees, but in fact this passage expresses pretty much what writing feels like to me.

    Riding a bike with no hands

  • However the thing is in my home we like our soups with a sourish taste.

    Carrot Potato Soup

  • They have the sweet corn meal — though not too sweet — with the sourish, strongish cheese mingled into the dough.

    El Faro of the Unexamined Life « Unknowing

  • His boots creaked at every step, his starched uniform crackled and a sourish smell of sweat and leather became noticeable.


  • It is black outside and violet inside; has a sourish-sweet pulp and greenish yellow seed.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It was translated to me that Cherry Blossom combines the notes of spring flowers and sweet and sourish fruit...rather vague copy, but it leaves a lot of room for imagination.

    Kaipu Cherry Blossom

  • Tastes good due to sweet, spicy, sourish and coconut of course!

    Pineapple Chutney

  • A low-ceilinged, crowded room, its walls grimy from the contact of innumerable bodies; battered metal tables and chairs, placed so close together that you sat with elbows touching; bent spoons, dented trays, coarse white mugs; all surfaces greasy, grime in every crack; and a sourish, composite smell of bad gin and bad coffee and metallic stew and dirty clothes.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Khao Soi is a Northern Thai curry noodle soup; the base (pictured above) is a sourish curry and coconut broth in which flat egg noodles and protein (usually chicken, as it is a Muslim dish, but I use tofu or mock duck) float, and it's topped off with fried egg noodles.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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