味の素

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あじ
Grade: 3
もと
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Renamed from 味精 (みせい) (misei), coined by Kikunae Ikeda ca. 1908. In Japan, the current name was adopted for commercial reasons.

Proper noun[edit]

味の素 (hiragana あじのもと, rōmaji Ajinomoto)

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  1. Ajinomoto, a Japanese company that mainly produces food seasonings and other food additives
  2. (literally the essence of taste) AJI-NO-MOTO, the trademarked product name for monosodium glutamate (MSG) held by Ajinomoto Co.

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