Definition of "tamari" [tamari]

  • Soy sauce made without wheat. (noun)

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Use "tamari" in a sentence
  • "As for the soy sauce, I use a naturally-fermented Chinese soy sauce, but you can use a Japanese type, such as Kikkoman, or tamari, which is a naturally-fermented soy sauce made without wheat."
  • "I occasionally use tamari, which is a fermented liquid resulting from the production of miso, but that is it for my family."
  • "Ohsawa made a mistake, however, in using the term "tamari" to make his distinction, since "tamari" also referred to a type of Japanese shoyu containing little or no wheat."