adjective Date: 1830 that puckers or causes puckering

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  • Puckery — Puck er*y, a. 1. Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker; as, a puckery taste. Lowell. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puckery — [puk′ərē] adj. of, causing, or characterized by puckering …   English World dictionary

  • puckery — ˈpək(ə)rē, ri adjective (sometimes er/ est) 1. : characterized by puckers or having a tendency to pucker puckery cloth 2. : causing puckers or puckering a puckery quince …   Useful english dictionary

  • puckery — /puk euh ree/, adj. 1. puckered. 2. puckering. 3. tending to pucker. [1820 30, Amer.; PUCKER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • puckery — adjective Very sour, so that the lips pucker …   Wiktionary

  • puckery — adj 1. gathered, shirred, pleated, rucked, ruffled, drawn together; compressed, shrunken, withered, contracted, furrowed; squeezed, tightened, knitted, crinkled, corrugated; shriveled, wrinkled, creased, mussed, rumpled, messed up. 2. astringent …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • puckery — puck·ery …   English syllables

  • puckery — /ˈpʌkəri/ (say pukuhree) adjective 1. puckered. 2. puckering. 3. tending to pucker. {pucker + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • astringent — I. adjective Etymology: probably from Middle French, from Latin astringent , astringens, present participle of astringere to bind fast, from ad + stringere to bind tight more at strain Date: 1541 1. causing contraction of soft organic tissues ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Taste — (or, more formally, gustation) is a form of direct chemoreception and is one of the traditional five senses. It refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food and poisons. In humans and many other vertebrate animals the… …   Wikipedia

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