aka miso


aka mi·​so ˈä-kä- How to pronounce aka miso (audio)
: miso that is red to reddish-brown in color and is characterized by a strong, salty flavor
Red or aka miso is saltier and white or shiro miso is milder or sweeter.Judy Lew, Enjoy Chinese Cuisine, 2003

Word History


borrowed from Japanese, literally, "red miso"

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aka miso was in 1880

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“Aka miso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aka%20miso. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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