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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
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
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event

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