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A taste sensation produced by the presence of glutamates and nucleotides and associated with meats and other high-protein foods. It is sometimes considered to be a fifth basic taste along with the tastes sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.

[Japanese : uma-, stem of umai, tasty, delicious + -mi, n. suff.]
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(Cookery) one of the five basic tastes, the savoury flavour of glutamates
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