The definition of pungent is something with a strong smell or taste, or something directly to the point.(adjective)
See pungent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L pungens, prp. of pungere, to prick, puncture: see point
See pungent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin pungēns, pungent-
Origin: , present participle of pungere, to sting; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
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