Tast"er (?), n.


One who tastes; especially, one who first tastes food or drink to ascertain its quality.

Thy tutor be thy taster, ere thou eat. Dryden.


That in which, or by which, anything is tasted, as, a dram cup, a cheese taster, or the like.

3. Zool.

One of a peculiar kind of zooids situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora. They somewhat resemble the feeding zooids, but are destitute of mouths. See Siphonophora.


© Webster 1913.

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