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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Spiciness'

Spiciness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    spiciness n
  1. the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored [syn: spice, spicery]
  2. behavior or language bordering on indelicacy [syn: gaminess, raciness, ribaldry]
Spiciness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Spiciness \Spi"ci*ness\, n. The quality or state of being spicy.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Spiciness'

Piquance or piquancy (according to Merriam-Webster) (often referred to as "hotness", "pungence", "raciness", "spiciness", or the condition of something being "spicy hot") is a type of pungence specific to the sense of taste. The (originally French) word piquant is cognate with the Spanish and Portuguese word picante, which carries the same meaning. In Asian countries within the sphere of mainly Chinese, Indian and Japanese cultural influence, it has traditionally been considered a sixth basic taste.

Use of the word "piquance" eliminates potential lingual ambiguity arising from overlap in meaning with the words "hot" and "spicy" which usually requires a determination or assumption of meaning based on context.

Instead of "hot" simply referring to temperature, and "spicy" being used to refer to the presence of spices (many of which are not actually piquant), the former two words are often used as synonyms for the latter, a word less commonly employed in reference to the characteristic which in regards to taste it solely defines.

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  • Venue published Street food lunch When it comes to spice, this is the daddy
    It was raining and I had woken up with what the rest of the family were quick to dismiss as "man flu". I needed some culinary TLC and who better to provide it than Dr Weng?Dr Weng runs Chilli Daddy, thought to be the only Szechuan street food stall in the UK. His authentic recipes are served at various degrees of spiciness and the hottest ones are almost Read more on this news related to 'Spiciness'
  • Galaxy Brewery Wins Silver at World Beer Cup
    A downtown Binghamton brewer is one step closer to conquering the galaxy after winning a prestigious World Beer Cup award last week. Galaxy Brewing on Court St. won silver in the Pale Ale category for its Saint Stusan Pale Ale. Saint Stusan has a fruitiness and spiciness to its flavor with hints of plum, banana and spices. Galaxy co-owner and brewmaster Seth Weis Read more on this news related to 'Spiciness'
  • Galaxy Brewing Company wins Silver Medal at 2014 World Beer Championship
    A local brewery is getting national attention. Galaxy Brewing Company on Court Street in Binghamton announced their silver medal from the World Beer Cup in Denver, Colordo on April 11th. Galazy won for its St. Stusan Pale Ale. Brew-master Seth Weisel made the ale with a mix of fruit flavoring and spiciness. The Belgian style ale is not like your regular beer. &quo Read more on this news related to 'Spiciness'

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