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seitan

[ sey-tan ]
/ ˈseɪ tæn /
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noun
a chewy, neutral-flavored, protein-rich food made of wheat gluten, used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes.
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Origin of seitan

Coined by George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of macrobiotics (1893–1966) in 1961 and first recorded in English in 1965–1970; from Japanese; probably from sei- “raw, unprocessed” + tan(paku) “protein”
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