(of a fruit) moderately sharp to the taste.
- ‘The flesh is a little coarse, very juicy, sprightly, subacid, and desirable for either dessert or culinary uses.’
- ‘The flesh is pale yellow, crisp or soft; acid, subacid, or sweet; and contains many tiny seeds.’
- ‘California only produces about half a million boxes of subacid peaches and nectarines annually.’
- ‘The succulent, tangy flesh is white, yellow or orange and sweet to subacid or acid, depending on the cultivar.’
- ‘The translucent subacid white pulp has an excellent flavor; one of the best fruits of its genus.’
- ‘A lot of other subacid varieties don't have the flavor they once had after they ripen on the tree.’
- ‘They have excellent flavor when fully ripe, crisp, subacid and aromatic; a good sauce and pie apple.’
- ‘Kwai Muk produces a 1 to 2 in. wide, orange to red fruit that is acid to subacid and excellent flavor.’
- ‘This dual-purpose apple has a sweet, mildly subacid taste, and typically stores up to six months.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin subacidus (see sub-, acid).