koji

noun ko·ji \ ˈkōjē \

Definition of koji

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

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Origin and Etymology of koji

Japanese kōji


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