Meaning of ve-tsin in English:

ve-tsin

(also ve tsin, veh t'sin)

Pronunciation /ˌveɪˈtsɪn/

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.