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Synonyms for piquance

a tart spicy quality

the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting

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Some Asian cultures consider this sensation a basic taste, known in English as piquance (from a French word).
At the opposite end of taste sensation from piquance's peppers is that minty and fresh sensation from peppermint or menthol.
Still, there is an argument that temperature sensation, both in the genuine sense and in the confused-brain phenomenon of piquance and coolness, deserves to be in the pantheon of basic tastes.
But with or without bird images, Hume's odd vantages evoke a certain arian piquance, the hopping rhythm of sparrows and fools.