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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish 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
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food

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