no·​ri | \ ˈnō-rē How to pronounce nori (audio) , ˈnȯr-ē How to pronounce nori (audio) \

Definition of nori

: dried laver seaweed pressed into thin sheets and used especially as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi

Examples of nori in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Picture diced yellowfin tuna, garnished with snips of nori and sharing its plate with a swipe of pureed avocado speckled with Korean chile flakes. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 To make your own mayak kimbap, take 4 nori sheets and cut them into quarters. Justine Lee, Bon Appétit, 27 Apr. 2021 Toasted nori will sit on the side so people can make their own handrolls. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2021 Pull the strip, slip the cello off the sides and the fillings drop right into the nori, ready to eat. Dominic Armato, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2020 For an in-between option, top an at-home bowl with a soft-boiled egg, dried nori, or pork. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Apr. 2020 The Shoyu version includes pork, radish, onion, egg and nori; the vegetarian option includes mushroom, onion, cabbage, corn and celery. Lawrence Specker |, al, 10 Apr. 2020 Fold both sides of the nori over the final rice layer and seal the edges with water. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 12 Mar. 2020 Oakland Spirits Company Automatic Sea Gin Foraged nori, bay leaves, sage, and other botanicals go into this Bay Area gin that’s custom made for briny locavore martinis. $34; Sunset Magazine, 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nori

1892, in the meaning defined above

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3 May 2021

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“Nori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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