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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli 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
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action

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