: 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 Sushi is often served one of two ways—rolled with seaweed nori or as a perfect package of fish laid over an oblong rice ball. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 One, bound in crisp black nori, contains tuna scraped from the backbone of the fish mixed with fresh wasabi and sweet Tokyo green onions. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Starting in September, nori cultivators attach laver seeds to a large net spread across the ocean surface for harvest from November to April. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Chop them up, mix them with a creamy mustard dressing and wrap it all together in salty, nutty nori. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2023 The snack is wrapped neatly with a piece of nori or dried seaweed. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 Some include nori in the bake itself, some top it with raw sushi-grade fish after baking, others make unique vegetarian creations or opt for shrimp, scallops, salmon, canned tuna, or real crab over the imitation stuff. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 Assemble the sushi: Lay the rectangle of the nori in front of you on a piece of plastic wrap or a bamboo sushi roller, long side toward you. Julia O'Malley, Anchorage Daily News, 22 June 2023 The nori For hand rolls, nori — shatteringly crisp sheets of it — is as important as sushi rice. Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nori was in 1892

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“Nori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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