Food Words Worth Savoring

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Definition:

related to or associated with eating or the sense of taste

Example:

"[Anthony Bourdain] owes this perhaps to his famously vulgar and slightly misanthropic take on gustatory adventuring, which despite itself, has enjoyed more popularity than notoriety." — Rachel Tepper, HuffingtonPost.com, October 29, 2012

About the Word:

Gustatory is a late 17th century creation coined from the Latin gustare meaning "to taste." It was originally used in technical contexts to describe things like the mouth's gustatory nerves, but in the 21st century it's no stranger to cooking magazines where it's paired with words like pleasure and delight.

Gustatory is also related (albeit distantly) to gusto and — more surprisingly — disgust.

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