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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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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.
500 contain hexamethyl disilazane -- a colorless liquid with a pungent odor.
For a given watering regime, pungent plants weren't setting as much seed.
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A PUNGENT cloud of hypocrisy was detectable above the picture of Coun Peter Howard and his Sutton Conservative colleagues protesting about a lap dancing club in their area (Mail, November 2).
Then work your way up to creating a Gerson sauce that is sweet, pungent, slightly salty, sour and heavy.
A study on mice found that piperine, which gives pepper its pungent smell, can stimulate the skin to produce pigment.
A It can be used like normal sage but it's not quite as pungent.
Pc Scott Thomas, 34, followed a pungent smell to a house in Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, South Wales.
The medicine included a powerful sleep syrup she was known to drink out of the bottle after enduring stomach flu, a high fever, pungent sweating and an infection on her buttocks from repeated injections.
at Saugus High School -- just over a hill -- for a renovation project, and its pungent odor carried on strong winds to the elementary school.