Definition of mochi
: a doughlike mass made from cooked and pounded glutinous rice used in Japan as an unbaked pastry
Recent Examples of mochi from the Web
Inside, a self-serve mochi ice cream bar in the middle of the retail floor lets shoppers pick their own flavors of the bite-sized Japanese sweet-rice-dough dessert.
DESSERT: The mochi ice cream (one piece, $2; three pieces, $4; six pieces, $6) is a cool, mouthwatering treat.
Trays of Minamoto Kitchoan mochi and cookies were passed, along with glasses of Moët & Chandon Champagne and cups of Heavensake sake.
The outside crackles, but inside the tapioca has gone gooey, clinging and pulling like mochi.
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Origin and Etymology of mochi
First Known Use: 1970See Words from the same year
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