California roll

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of California roll

:a type of sushi roll containing avocado, cucumber, and cooked crabmeat or imitation crabmeat with a wrapping of seaweed and rice
  • The California roll, a stout roll of avocado, imitation crab (actually compressed pollock) and cucumber, was perhaps the first sushi variant to be developed in North America.
  • —Matt Lee et al.
  • The most impressive sushi of the evening, however, was his version of the so-called California roll, which originated in Los Angeles.
  • —Caroline Bates

First Known Use of california roll

1979


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