degustation

noun
de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of degustation 

: the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions

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Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst , dē-​ \ transitive verb

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Once the sun goes down, the dining room sets up for the chef’s daily degustation. Catherine Ridha, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Remote Valley is Australia's Best Kept Secret," 21 Mar. 2018 The joint degustation menu from the three chefs celebrates the locavore movement and the produce of the two island nations, both of which are seeing their global culinary status rising. Chris Dwyer, CNN, "Top chefs on tour: 10 culinary pop-ups around the world," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of degustation

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for degustation

French dégustation, from Latin degustation-, degustatio, from degustare to taste, from de- + gustare to taste — more at choose

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degustation

noun
de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən, di- \

Medical Definition of degustation 

: the action or an instance of tasting or savoring

Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst \ transitive verb

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