PRONUNCIATION: (ok-see-GOO/GYOO-zee/zhee-uh, -zhuh)

MEANING: noun: An acute sense of taste.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek oxy- (sharp) + -geusia (taste). Earliest documented use: 1848.

FOXYGEUSIA - "They never had such a supper in their life/And the little ones chewed on the bones, O...."

LOXYGEUSIA - the yummy taste of bagel and cream cheese and all the trimmings

OXYGE-U.S.A. - what we'll breathe when the CO2 level builds up too high
in this country