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 On one of my last trips to Tokyo, my fish suppliers took me to this boutique nori shop. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The salad is seasoned with toasted nori and plenty of sesame seeds. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 The 20-seat restaurant, meanwhile, feels utterly modern, with pale, minimalist woodwork and dishes like a tartare of local beef wrapped in crisp nori and topped with a dab of Marsala cream. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 17 June 2022 To assemble the musubi, lay a strip of the nori on a clean surface. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Vibrant purple potatoes are sliced thin and fried crisp and served alongside crunchy rice chips and paper-thin sheets of crinkly nori. Lyndsay C. Green, Detroit Free Press, 10 Feb. 2022 In addition to varieties like nori or sea lettuce that can be farmed for humans to eat, seaweed can be used to make bioplastic as well as biofuel. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Jan. 2022 Place the rice on the nori, perpendicular to the strip. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 At Eventide, the green salad is dressed in a light nori vinaigrette, echoing the sea with each saline bite. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nori

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nori


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7 Aug 2022

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“Nori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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