Meaning of “piquant” in the English Dictionary

"piquant" in British English

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piquantadjective

uk /ˈpiː.kənt/ us /ˈpiː.kənt/

piquant adjective (SPICY)

having a pleasant sharp or spicy taste:

a piquant mixture of spices
piquancy
noun [ U ] uk /ˈpiː.kən.si/ us /ˈpiː.kən.si/ formal
piquantly
adverb uk /ˈpiː.kənt.li/ us /ˈpiː.kənt.li/ formal

(Definition of “piquant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"piquant" in American English

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piquantadjective

us /ˈpi·kənt, piˈkɑnt/

having a strong, slightly sour, slightly spicy taste or smell:

a piquant sauce

(Definition of “piquant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)