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pun·gent

(pŭn'jent),
Sharp; said of the taste or odor of a substance.
[L. pungo, pres. p. -ens (-ent-), to pierce]

pungent

(pŭn′jĕnt)
Acrid or sharp, as applied to an odor or taste.

pungent

(of plant structures) stiffly pointed to the extent that it will prick.
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It was a pungent smell, similar to gunpowder or fireworks," he said.
Chonnga is a vegetarian brand, meaning it doesn't contain fish sauce or dried shrimp, typical ingredients in kim chi, meaning it's not quite as pungent as others; they also have whole and cubed radish kim chi, and white kim chi, which does not contain the red chilli flakes that makes regular kim chi so fiery.
Sergeant Damien McKeon said: "As soon as I got out of my police vehicle at the address, I smelt a pungent smell that I instantly recognised as cannabis bush.
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For a given watering regime, pungent plants weren't setting as much seed.
ONCE MORE I SHALL KNOW THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN, THE LOYALTY OF A GOOD HORSE AND THE PUNGENT AROMA OF A GOOD FRIEND.
Everything about it is designed to shock, from the brilliant light falling on the huddled prisoners, the pitiful way they cover their faces or wring their hands, and the pungent smears of blood on the ground, to the nearness of the executioners' muzzles to their victims.
The Diaper Cream is both hypoallergenic and free of pungent medicinal smells.
The team was enjoying a weekend of rest at the Pungent Pines Resort after being on a heavy skate regiment for their upcoming third bid on Thrasher's King of the Road later this summer.
Andrea Kampic's quirky, unique sense of humor shines through each brief, pungent tale.
Instead, the pungent clean scent of red cedar permeates the building that houses planers and stacks of neatly trimmed and planed lumber.