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Definition of "seitan" []

  • A chewy, protein-rich food made from wheat gluten and used as a meat substitute. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seitan" in a sentence
  • "It's unclear whether the lawmaker was referring to "seitan" -- the vegan-friendly meat-substitute -- or to Hell's landlord."
  • "After the seitan is heated through and the mushrooms are softened add the red wine sauce and the vegetables from that sauce."
  • "The next big thing - which got its big 20th-century boost from the macrobiotic movement, whose pioneer George Ohsawa gave this ancient food a new Japanese name meaning "protein-made" - is called seitan, pronounced not "Satan" but "say-tahn.""