aka miso

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noun aka mi·so \ˈä-kä-\

Definition of aka miso

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of aka miso

borrowed from Japanese, literally, “red miso”


First Known Use: 1880


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