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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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