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

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Sauce over both pancakes, scatter the nori on top of each portion, and serve. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, "When the fridge is (almost) empty, this adaptable Japanese pancake comes to the rescue," 2 July 2019 What to eat: Potato croquettes and cheese basil bread, Oregon grinder with Olympia Provisions capicola; the kids snack board features honey butter nori snack mix., "Little Beast goes wild in Beervana: Portland Breweries Series," 20 June 2019 Part of the eight-course tasting menu is an oyster dish with xao long bao, cucumber dashi, tosaka nori, and matsutake shoyu. Melanie Kaplan, Fortune, "This $150 Eight-Course Tasting Menu Pairs Food With Art," 15 June 2019 Besides kelp, 21 of Alaska’s aqua-farmers also have added dulce, nori and sea lettuce to their macroalgae or shellfish menus. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s fledgling mariculture industry expands its reach; former Dunleavy staffer named to fish board," 5 June 2019 Divide kimchi fried farro among 4 plates and top each with a fried egg. Garnish with nori strips and sesame seeds, if using. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Favorite Fried Rice, Whole-Grain Edition," 30 Aug. 2018 Place on steamed rice with spicy mayo, furikake (toasted sesame and nori), pickled cucumbers, scallions and shichimi togarashi spice. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Roll the nori around the ingredients and sushi rice. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 The man leaned over the bar, so that his upper body was now above the trays of nori and the bowl of sauce. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "Omakase," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of nori

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nori was in 1892

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