de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌgə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce degustation (audio) \

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 How to pronounce degust (audio) , dē-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of degustation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Equally memorable: enjoying a degustation menu on the Infinity Bar’s terrace or spending an afternoon learning about Greek wines during a private tasting. Tanvi Chheda, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 10 Greece Resort Hotels," 8 July 2020 Chase Sapphire Experiences include pre-sale tickets and preferred seating at concerts, or the ability to pay with points for culinary experiences like a degustation dinner at Alinea in Chicago. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "AmEx Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve—What's the Better Travel Card?," 14 Jan. 2020 The serene, spacious boutique hotel also has a romantic restaurant overlooking a reflective lake where breakfast is as irresistible as degustation dinners of delectables such as confit duck leg and marron. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood's Travel Guide to Western Australia," 16 July 2019 Bost is pulling off some uncanny balancing acts by freshly squaring casualness with formality, and by creating dishes, served in a mix-and-match degustation format, that equally rouse emotions and the intellect. Bill Addison,, "Choose your own dining adventure at stunning new Auburn," 3 July 2019 For an extravagant occasion, dine off of the restaurant's degustation menu and enjoy a selection of caviars. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 The 7-course degustation menu might feature Wagyu beef with endive or a lone tomato with basil seed and Iberico ham. Robyn Eckhardt, WSJ, "Two Strategic Days in Singapore: Where to Splurge, Where to Save," 4 Jan. 2019 The Test Kitchen, a jewel-like destination restaurant, sits at the intersection of art and science with an ambitious tasting menu that’s dazzling enough to convert even the biggest degustation skeptics. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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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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The first known use of degustation was circa 1656

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“Degustation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən, di- How to pronounce degustation (audio) \

Medical Definition of degustation

: the action or an instance of tasting or savoring

Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst How to pronounce degust (audio) \ transitive verb

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