amanori

noun

ama·​no·​ri
ˌäməˈnōrē
plural -s
: an alga or a product prepared from algae of the genus Porphyra comprising purple gelatinous seaweeds that are dried and pressed and are important as food in Japan

called also laver, nori

Word History

Etymology

Japanese

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amanori was in 1894

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“Amanori.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amanori. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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