taste noun definition in Taste of food topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

taste

 noun: Taste of food topic
[countable, uncountable] the particular quality that different foods and drinks have that allows you to recognize them when you put them in your mouth a salty/bitter/sweet, etc. taste I don't like the taste of olives. This dish has an unusual combination of tastes and textures. The soup has very little taste.