Pi"quant (?), a. [F., p.pr. of piquer to prick or sting. See Pike.]

Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote.

"As piquant to the tongue as salt." Addison. "Piquant railleries." Gov. of Tongue.

 

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