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Meaning of PIQUANT

Pronunciation:  'peekunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
  2. [adj]  having an agreeably pungent taste
  3. [adj]  engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit"; "salty language"

PIQUANT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: attractive, engaging, salty, savory, savoury, spicy, stimulating, tasteful, zesty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pi"quant\, a. [F., p. pr. of piquer to prick or sting.
See {Pike}.]
Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent;
as, a piquant anecdote. ``As piquant to the tongue as salt.''
--Addison. ``Piquant railleries.'' --Gov. of Tongue.

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