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Monday, January 12, 2004

Definitions for gustatory

  1. Of or pertaining to the sense of taste.

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Citations for gustatory
In a land of ice and chains and endemic suffering, caviar provided gustatory salvation from grief and black days, a sensual escape from temporal woes. Jeffrey Tayler, The Atlantic
Why . . . would something that provides such gustatory pleasure turn out to be supposedly the worst thing you could ever eat? Richard Turner, Newsweek
Origin of gustatory
Gustatory derives from Latin gustatus, "taste," from gustare, "to taste, to take a little of." Other words that have the same root include disgust and gusto ("vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment").