mo·​chi | \ ˈmō-chē How to pronounce mochi (audio) \

Definition of mochi

: a doughlike mass made from cooked and pounded glutinous rice used in Japan as an unbaked pastry

Examples of mochi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mochi are best eaten immediately, but they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 Another cousin cooks teriyaki chicken — Seattle style, with ginger and garlic. Because Ms. Gooden’s sister lives in Hawaii, spam musubi (rice balls) and peanut butter mochi have become part of the feast. Hannah Kirshner, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2019 Sweet red bean paste filled strawberry mochi packets alongside green tea ice cream dusted in macha and blooming from the center of a yellow sunflower bowl. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 3 Apr. 2020 Toppings include almond cookies, Oreo cookies and mochi balls. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 18 Feb. 2020 The Mint Caffe Mochi uses crumbled Thin Mints in the mochi. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2020 Hinata’s may be savory with avocado and caviar between crisp mochi shells. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 31 Dec. 2019 Unusual ones, like little mice made of mochi, Chinese moon cakes or Western pastries. Polly Campbell,, 31 Jan. 2020 Wrapping up Tuesday at the Moscone Center, the Specialty Food Association’s annual event brought together roughly 1,400 companies showcasing 80,000 products — everything from cashew cheese to mochi to tinned fish. Janelle Bitker,, 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of mochi

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Mochi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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