soupçon

[ soop-sawn, soop-sawn ]
/ supˈsɔ̃, ˈsup sɔ̃ /

noun

a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.

Origin of soupçon

1760–70; < French: a suspicion, Middle French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō), for Latin suspīciō suspicion
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soupçon

/ French (supsɔ̃) /

noun

a slight amount; dash

Word Origin for soupçon

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspicio suspicion
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