Definition of pungency in English:

pungency

Pronunciation /ˈpənjənsē/ /ˈpəndʒənsi/

noun

See pungent

  • ‘Bush tomatoes have an intense, earthy-tomato and caramel flavor of great piquancy and pungency.’
  • ‘The oils have the pepper aroma and flavour but lack pungency.’
  • ‘Such levels of spices can be comfortably consumed in the regular diet, except when their consumption is limited by the pungency (red pepper) or strong odour (garlic).’
  • ‘In 1912, pharmacist William Scoville devised the first systematic test for ranking the pungency of peppers using a panel of tasters.’
  • ‘The seeds, as commonly thought, are not the true source of pungency in peppers, even though capsaicinoids are often absorbed into the seeds.’

Pronunciation

pungency

/ˈpənjənsē/ /ˈpəndʒənsi/