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degustation (n.)

"the act of tasting," 1650s, from Late Latin degustationem (nominative degustatio) "a tasting," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin degustare "to take a taste from, sample," from de- (see de-) + gustare "to taste" (from PIE root *geus- "to taste; to choose"). Related: Degustatory.

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