a goblet shaped structure on our tongue with taste cells. These buds have taste cells in them. These are basically responsible for sensing the taste whether it is sweet, salty or bitter.

TASTE BUD: "Our taste buds give us the ability to taste our food."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TASTE BUD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/taste-bud/ (accessed April 19, 2021).