sapid /SA-pid/. adjective. Having a pleasant, decided/distinct taste (of food). Engaging and stimulating (of writing). The opposite of insipid. From Latin sapidus, from sapere (to taste).
See also: saporous, ambrosial, delectable, scrumptious and gustie.
“Precious culinary overtones were interspersed between the crude treble and bass of sour and sweet, of sapid and vapid, and the still barbaric medieval gustatory nerves speedily found it impossible to dispense with these exotic flavourings.” (Stefan Zweig)
“I suppose that when the sapid and slippery morsel [the oyster]—which is gone like a flash of gustatory summer lightning—glides along the palate, few people imagine that they are swallowing a piece of machinery (and going machinery too) greatly more complicated than a watch.” (Thomas Huxley)
“He makes two leaves of fat to grow where but one grew before, lessens the sum of gastric pangs and dorsal chills. All this is something, certainly, but it generates no warm and elevated sentiments and does nothing in mitigation of the poor’s animosity to the rich. Organized charity is a sapid and savorless thing; its place among moral agencies is no higher than that of root beer.” (Ambrose Bierce)
“There was a smell of incense and the hot fall of a drop of wax on the knuckles of one’s hand, and the dark, honey-hued luster of the icon awaiting one’s kiss. Languorous recollections, duskiness, fitful gleams, saporous church air and pins and needles in the legs.” (Vladimir Nabokov)