- having taste or flavor.
- agreeable to the taste; palatable.
- agreeable, as to the mind; to one's liking.
Origin of sapid
1625–35; < Latin sapidus tasty; cf. sage1
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Examples from the Web for sapid
But I speak of the cruet sauces, where the quintessence of the sapid is condensed in a phial.Crotchet Castle
Thomas Love Peacock
I prefer the above method for the reason given; gentle stewing renders meat, &c. tender, and still leaves it sapid and nutritive.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
Organized charity is a sapid and savorless thing; its place among moral agencies is no higher than that of root beer.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
We perceive no taste, unless the sapid body be applied to the tongue, or some part of the organ of taste.
Sapid, sap′id, adj. well-tasted: savoury: that affects the taste.
- having a pleasant taste
- agreeable or engaging
C17: from Latin sapidus, from sapere to taste
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Word Origin and History for sapid
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