noun kim·chi \ˈkim-chē\

Definition of kimchi

  1. :  a vegetable pickle seasoned with garlic, red pepper, and ginger that is the national dish of Korea

Variants of kimchi

or less commonly


Origin and Etymology of kimchi

Korean kimch'i

First Known Use: 1898

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