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|Noun||1.||taste 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
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