[ 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
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Examples from the Web for umami
This unsmoked, wet-cured ham is the sine qua non of Parisian butcher shops: a light, ephemeral meat, sweet but umami.
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