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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting; A tart spicy quality.

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  • The scale used to measure chile pepper piquancy is called the Scoville scale.
  • ¹ Scoville Heat Unit, a system of measurement for establishing the "piquancy" of a chili pepper.
  • My mother, a teacher for nearly twenty years, liked the picture but missed the "piquancy" of the novel.
  • His French name gave a kind of piquancy to his audacity; he was unusual; he was striking. for more
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