pungence

noun pun·gence \ˈpənjən(t)s\

Definition of pungence

plural

-s

  1. :  pungency smell, oily and a little fishy, with some pungence in it of herbs — Marjory S. Douglas

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Origin and Etymology of pungence

from 1pungent, after such pairs as English benevolent : benevolence


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