ara·​me ˈä-rä-ˌmā How to pronounce arame (audio)
: an edible brown alga (Eisenia bicyclis synonym Ecklonia bicyclis) that grows attached to rocks under the water's surface and is used especially in Japanese cooking
Similarly, arame—known for its mild, almost sweet flavor—can be added to soups and salads, or it can be steamed or boiled and eaten plain.Kim Schoenhals, Better Nutrition, May 2004

Word History


borrowed from Japanese

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arame was circa 1902

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“Arame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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