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noun
one of numerous small, flask-shaped bodies, chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue, which are the end organs for the sense of taste.
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Origin of taste bud

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for taste bud

taste bud

noun
any of the elevated oval-shaped sensory end organs on the surface of the tongue, by means of which the sensation of taste is experienced
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Scientific definitions for taste bud

taste bud
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Any of numerous sense organs in most vertebrate animals that are specialized to detect taste. Taste buds are sensitive to four types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, or bitter. In land vertebrates, the taste buds are found on the surface of the tongue. Fish have taste buds all over their bodies.
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