Definition of ve-tsin in English:

ve-tsin

(also veh t'sin, ve tsin)

noun

  • Monosodium glutamate, as used in Chinese cookery.

Origin

1920s. From the Chinese (Wu: Shanghai) equivalent of Mandarin wèijīng (from wèi taste, flavour + jīng essence, extract), apparently influenced in pronunciation by the Mandarin form.

Pronunciation

ve-tsin

/ˌveɪˈtsɪn/