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While fuyus can be eaten raw and crunchy, hachiyas are mouth-puckeringly astringent until they’re very ripe.
THE ART OF HOSHIGAKI AT HOMEJAMIE FELDMARJANUARY 7, 2021EATER
If you taste one before it is ripe, the fruit’s sour and astringent qualities will flood your taste buds with a horrible cottony sensation.
13 EDIBLE PLANTS YOU CAN STILL FIND IN THE WINTERBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEDECEMBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The extreme sharpness of the air acted on his nerves like an astringent, and braced them swiftly.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
I was unable to locate any of the ordinary astringent drugs, such as kino, krameria, or nutgall.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
This fruit is very astringent and bitter, and on being cut, a juice flows from it which is at first yellow, but soon turns black.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
It is powerfully styptic and astringent; and is used chiefly as an external application in cancer.
COOLEY'S CYCLOPDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND COLLATERAL INFORMATION IN THE ARTS, MANUFACTURES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES..., SIXTH EDITION, VOLUME IARNOLD COOLEY
Its roots, of a deep red hue, are distinguished by a bitter taste and astringent properties.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
This fruit is very astringent when unripe, but is sweet and delicious when ripe or touched by frost.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
The persimmon is a delicious fruit, after the frost has destroyed its astringent properties.
A NEW GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS TO THE WESTJ. M. PECK
Then a strong, astringent odor arose through the seams in the deck, and Ross became alive.
THE WRECK OF THE TITANMORGAN ROBERTSON
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WORDS RELATED TO ASTRINGENT

  • acerbic
  • acid
  • acidic
  • acrid
  • acrimonious
  • astringent
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • corrosive
  • cutting
  • incisive
  • mordacious
  • mordant
  • pungent
  • scathing
  • severe
  • sharp
  • stinging
  • trenchant
  • truculent
  • vitriolic
  • withering
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