koji

noun

ko·​ji
ˈkōjē
plural -s
1
: a yeast or other starter prepared in Japan from rice inoculated with the spores of a mold (Aspergillus oryzae) and permitted to develop a mycelium
2
: an enzyme preparation from koji that is similar to diastase from malt

Word History

Etymology

Japanese kōji

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“Koji.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koji. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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