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wasabi

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noun wa·sa·bi \ˈwä-sə-bē, wä-ˈsä-\

Simple Definition of wasabi

  • : a Japanese food that has a strong, hot taste and that is often served with sushi

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wasabi

  1. 1 :  a condiment that is prepared from the ground thick pungent greenish root of an Asian herb (Wasabia japonica syn. Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family and is similar in flavor and use to horseradish; also :  the root

  2. 2 :  the herb that yields wasabi

Origin and Etymology of wasabi

Japanese


First Known Use: 1891


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