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Wordnet 3.0


1. tasting or smelling like vinegar;
[syn: acetose, acetous, vinegary, vinegarish]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acetous \A*ce"tous\ (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] 1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid. "An acetous spirit." --Boyle. "A liquid of an acetous kind." --Bp. Lowth. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation. [1913 Webster] Acetous acid, a name formerly given to vinegar, which is a dilute solution of acetic acid. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acetous adj 1: tasting or smelling like vinegar [syn: acetose, acetous, vinegary, vinegarish]