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From Japanese 旨味, うまみ ‎(umami), which describes the quality of a pleasant, savory taste.

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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
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