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Topic: TASTES

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: tang 'sharp point' (14-20 centuries), from a Scandinavian language

tang

noun
     
tang [singular]
CT a taste or smell that is pleasantly strong or sharp:
The beer had a sharp, bitter tang.
tang of
the salty tang of the sea
the tang of fresh lemons
tangy adjective:
tangy orange cake
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