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Definitionsharp and penetrating — especially of taste and smell
- He crushed a leaf in his fingers, and it gave out a sweet and pungent fragrance.1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (10% in)
- The pungent fragrance filled the dell, and all those who stooped over the steaming water felt refreshed and strengthened.2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (20% in)
There are no more uses of "pungent" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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