gustatory perception


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Noun1.gustatory perception - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulusgustatory perception - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
sapidity, savor, savour, smack, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sugariness, sweetness, sweet - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sourness, tartness, sour - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter, bitterness - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
salinity, saltiness, salt - the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
astringence, astringency - a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
flatness - a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
mellowness - a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
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Predicates related to gustatory perception are also licensed to take part in the caused-motion construction thanks to a metaphorical mapping with an effectual action in the source domain that conceptualizes gustatory activities like tasting as causing physical motion.
ii) Gustatory perception is often highly subjective, in a way that the vocabulary of wine tasting is characterized by metaphor (Coutier 1994: 662) (5).