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Related to piquance: spiciness
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Noun1.piquance - a tart spicy qualitypiquance - a tart spicy quality      
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
2.piquance - the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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Some taste sensations vying for a place at the table as a sixth basic taste include calcium, kokumi, piquance, coolness, metallicity, fat and carbon dioxide.
The red, white, blue and black ink of the illustrations add to the piquance of "The Blueberry Pie Elf," making this appealing book a winner for children age 4 and up.
But with or without bird images, Hume's odd vantages evoke a certain arian piquance, the hopping rhythm of sparrows and fools.