taste bud


Definition of taste bud

: an end organ mediating the sensation of taste and lying chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue

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To showcase Chicago’s decorated brewing scene, Flights brings together local brewers for an evening of tasting, so guests can explore (and enjoy) with their taste buds. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 10 Aug. 2017 His taste buds piqued, Mr. Caron is playing with buckwheat, too, from another micro-maltster, Rabbit Hill. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018 These are the names of fancy new apples hoping to satisfy your taste buds. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Suspicious packages," 25 Oct. 2018 To tempt both buyers’ taste buds and their taste for exclusivity, developers are investing in residents-only restaurants, dining clubs and cocktail lounges. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Want to Eat Here? First Buy a Multimillion-Dollar Condo," 13 Sep. 2018 Mercadito's Big Nose Goes to Mexico 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555Give your taste buds a wake up call with herradura blanco and reposado, dark rum, guava, almond, lime and literal fire. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Where to find your new favorite margarita in Chicago," 4 May 2017 The restaurant’s Italian beef sandwiches were last spotted at the Taste in 2009, but the thin, peppery slivers of beef are back to please your taste buds this year. Sadé Carpenter, RedEye Chicago, "Try these Chicago classics at the 2018 Taste of Chicago," 5 July 2018 Thousands gathered at Inferno Fest June 27 in Highwood’s Everts Park in search of new ways to titillate their taste buds and savor new spicy creations. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "Highwood's Inferno Fest celebrates all things spicy," 3 July 2018 The restaurant will also put together wine or whiskey tastings, so tailor the package to the bride or groom's taste buds. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago bachelor and bachelorette party ideas you can book at the last minute," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of taste bud

1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of taste bud

: one of many small spots on your tongue that give you the ability to taste things

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Medical Definition of taste bud

: an end organ that mediates the sensation of taste, lies chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue and especially in the walls of the circumvallate papillae, and consists of a conical or flask-shaped mass made up partly of supporting cells and partly of neuroepithelial sensory cells terminating peripherally in short hairlike processes which project into the pore in the overlying epithelium and by which communication with the mouth cavity is effected

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