taste bud

noun

Definition of taste bud

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

Examples of taste bud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the early toys featured McDonald's McDonaldland characters, including Grimace, the beloved purple mascot presumed to be a taste bud. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2021 Breakfast is filled with a number of restaurants battling for taste bud supremacy, including Panera, Starbucks, Dunkin', Taco Bell and, the behemoth itself, McDonald's. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 Breakfast is filled with a number of restaurants battling for taste bud supremacy, including Panera, Starbucks, Dunkin', Taco Bell and, the behemoth itself, McDonald's. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, the fast food chain wouldn't formally confirm that its beloved purple mascot is a taste bud, as presumed by a local manager in an interview. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 Breakfast is filled with a number of restaurants battling for taste bud supremacy, including Panera, Starbucks, Dunkin', Taco Bell and, the behemoth itself, McDonald's. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 Breakfast is filled with a number of restaurants battling for taste bud supremacy, including Panera, Starbucks, Dunkin', Taco Bell and, the behemoth itself, McDonald's. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 Breakfast is filled with a number of restaurants battling for taste bud supremacy, including Panera, Starbucks, Dunkin', Taco Bell and, the behemoth itself, McDonald's. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 There’s a lot of flavor happening here, and the burger is definitely sweeter than most thanks to both the sauce and concha, but Cruz manages to wrangle all that salt, sugar, fat and tang into a balanced bite that lights up every taste bud at once. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of taste bud

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of taste bud was in 1879

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18 Oct 2021

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“Taste bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taste%20bud. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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taste bud

noun

English Language Learners Definition of taste bud

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

taste bud

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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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