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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food

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