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Help please! What is ASTRINGENT?

Can we use this adjective to describe the taste of persimmons?

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Base language: English
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    I think the word you are looking for is acidic. Astringent can mean sharp and penetrating, but it is usually used as a medical term. Astringent in terms of medicine means constricting, it is used to describe many acne medications.

     

    I describe "astringent" as "it feels like I just sucked on a teabag". Your mouth feels slightly dry after tasting the food. It's commonly used to describe wine, and is a little different from "bitter" or "acidic".

    Quince is another astringent fruit.

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