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 (sā′pər, -pôr′)
A quality perceptible to the sense of taste; flavor.

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

sa′po·rif′ic (sā′pə-rĭf′ĭk, săp′ə-), sa′po·rous (sā′pər-əs, săp′ər-) adj.


(ˈseɪpɔː; -pə)
rare the quality in a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste; flavour
[C15: from Latin: savour]
ˌsapoˈrific, ˈsaporous adj


(ˈseɪ pər, -pɔr)

taste; savor.
[1470–80; < Latin; see savor]
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A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
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It is said the bridge was built by Roman prisoners of war captured after a battle with Sassanid King Shapur I the Great, who reigned over Persia 240-270 CE.
Under Shapur I's Sassanid Empire, the water mills on the River Dez were constructed alongside Dezful bridge by roughly 70,000 Roman prisoners in approximately 260 AD, making them some of the oldest water mills of their type in the world.
Tabari states the Union of Amro Alqeisand Sassanid imperial in Shapur I time and emphasizes that at the time of Shapur I, Amro Alqeis Amroibn Adyibn Rabiaibn Nasr, and the charge d'affaires of Shapuron Arab desert nomads died.
In the mid-third century it was on the list of Roman cities sacked by the Sassanian king, Shapur I, as he swept down the Euphrates.