piquance


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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.
The bouquet is composed of blossoms that bloom during different seasons, adding piquance to the fleeting confusion; that the metaphorical arrangement catalogs the universal ephemerality of life, and is bordered by a half-obscuring curtain, adds a deeper dimension to the question of what is real and what is illusion.