slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit.
(of a person or a person's speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp.
- sub·a·cid·i·ty [suhb-uh-sid-i-tee], /ˌsʌb əˈsɪd ɪ ti/, sub·ac·id·ness, noun
- sub·ac·id·ly, adverb
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How to use subacid in a sentence
Berries small, amber-colored; subacid, with slight Catawba flavor.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
Berries of medium size, round, dark purple, somewhat sweet to subacid with slight Candicans flavor.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
subacid, sub-as′id, adj. moderately acid, not unpleasantly sour: somewhat sharp or biting.
Oysters and Sauterne suit spring; and then, when summer sets in, we lean towards the subacid fruits and claret-cup.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) | Charles James Lever
It is eaten boiled or roasted, and has a pleasant subacid taste.
British Dictionary definitions for subacid
(esp of some fruits) moderately acid or sour
- subacidity (ˌsʌbəˈsɪdɪtɪ) or subacidness, noun
- subacidly, adverb
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