SPICY By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. A taste of a highly flavoured food carried through the trigeminal nerve. 2. The primary odour quality seen in Henning's odour prism. It denotes the tastes of highly tasteful foods. SPICY: "Food with lots of chilli can be spicy." Related Psychology Terms FLOWERY FRUITY BURNT PRIMARY TASTE FRAGRANT UMAMI RESINOUS LINGUAL NERVE TRIGEMINAL CHEMORECEPTION BURNT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPICY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spicy/ (accessed April 3, 2020).