What does the word pungent mean?

Usage examples for pungent

  1. Durkin came proudly forth, heralded by a cloud of pungent dust, and tossed three cushions into the chair. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. It is so dense and thick that in it we cannot see a third of the horses at once; they, of course, continually endeavour to make into it to avoid the stones and triodia; for, generally speaking, the pungent triodia and the mulga acacia appear to be antagonistic members of the vegetable kingdom. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. From somewhere near at hand there came a pungent odor of burning toast. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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