ara·​me | \ ˈä-rä-ˌmā How to pronounce arame (audio) \

Definition of arame

: 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

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First Known Use of arame

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arame

borrowed from Japanese

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“Arame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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