umami

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 旨味, うまみ (umami), which describes the flavour.

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umami (uncountable)

  1. One of the five basic tastes, the savory taste of foods such as seaweed, cured fish, aged cheeses and meats
    • 2011, Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman:
      But we are, of course, sweaty, fleshy lady-animals – all fur and umami.
  2. The taste of flavor enhancers added to food to accentuate savoriness, notably monosodium glutamate

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umami

  1. rōmaji reading of うまみ
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 20:32