sa·​shi·​mi | \ˈsä-shə-mē, sä-ˈshē-\

Definition of sashimi 

: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

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Because Japan is an archipelago—a chain of four main and about 3,000 smaller islands along the Asian Pacific coast—the Japanese eat a fish-heavy diet, with unique raw preparations: sushi and sashimi. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018 Here, Puglisi conjures dishes that push the limits of flavor, like dried yellow beet sashimi with elderflower. Bon Appetit, "City Guides," 18 June 2018 Tuna sashimi comes on tekka don, named for the gambling dens (tekkaba) where it was served from the mid-1600s to the early 1900s. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 The bonito sashimi is always outstanding, as is the tender simmered octopus. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 At Japanese eatery Matsu, the world-class sashimi is caught fresh from the lake daily. Maura Kutner Walters, Town & Country, "A Swiss Alps Getaway for Ski and Spa Lovers," 22 Apr. 2014 Much better was the Hamachi Zu sashimi ($9), consisting of a half-dozen pieces of yellowtail, thickly sliced into triangles, soaking in a citrusy ponzu sauce. Malcolm Mayhew, star-telegram, "Poke Stop sure-footed as it catches first wave of Hawaiian-dining trend in Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 4 Apr. 2018 Jacey Duprie Favorite meal and where: Salmon sashimi and the salmon hand rolls at Sugar Fish. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Alli Webb Has Opened Over a Hundred Drybars," 26 June 2018 Jon Gibson is making lionfish tacos and lionfish sashimi and talking about sustainability and lionfish deliciousness. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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: a Japanese food made of thinly sliced raw fish

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