[ oo-mah-mee ]
/ uˈmɑ mi /


a strong meaty taste imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids: often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.

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Origin of umami

1975–80; < Japanese: savory quality, delicious taste Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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