umami

[ oo-mah-mee ]
/ uˈmɑ mi /
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noun

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.

Origin of umami

1975–80; < Japanese: savory quality, delicious taste
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