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.

Nearby words

  1. ulyanov, vladimir ilyich,
  2. ulyanovsk,
  3. ulysses,
  4. ulúa,
  5. um,
  6. umar,
  7. umar tal,
  8. umayyad,
  9. umbel,
  10. umbellate

Origin of umami

1975–80; < Japanese: savory quality, delicious taste Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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