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sapid

[sap-id]
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adjective
  1. having taste or flavor.
  2. agreeable to the taste; palatable.
  3. agreeable, as to the mind; to one's liking.
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Origin of sapid

1625–35; < Latin sapidus tasty; cf. sage1
Related formssa·pid·i·ty, sap·id·ness, noun
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sapid

adjective
  1. having a pleasant taste
  2. agreeable or engaging
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Derived Formssapidity (səˈpɪdɪtɪ) or sapidness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sapidus, from sapere to taste
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Word Origin and History for sapid

adj.

1630s, from Latin sapidus "savory, having a taste," from sapere (see sapient). Its opposite is insipid.

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