sa·​shi·​mi | \ ˈsä-shə-mē How to pronounce sashimi (audio) , sä-ˈshē- \

Definition of sashimi

: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

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Recent Examples on the Web Most sashimi is made from saltwater dwellers because freshwater fish have higher risks of parasites. Taylor Eisenhauer, Southern Living, "Sushi vs Sashimi: What's the Difference?," 30 June 2020 Greater Cleveland is home to many restaurants offering traditional sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls to enjoy, along with some other inventive takes on the Japanese dish. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "15 things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 25 June 2020 Roka Akor This upscale Japanese restaurant is famous for its high-end sashimi, nigiri and sushi. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "5 restaurants near Diamondbacks and Rockies spring training games near Scottsdale," 18 Feb. 2020 Traditional local dishes share the spotlight with fusion-style specialties including sashimi, jamon Iberico and classic pasta. Washington Post, "In Lyon, a new museum celebrates a longstanding culinary tradition," 10 Jan. 2020 The special menu also includes: Omakase Sushi/Sashimi Set: Seven pieces chef's choice nigiri and sashimi, yellowtail scallion cut roll and edamame ($40). Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "You can get a $160 bento box from Nobu Scottsdale. Here's the restaurant's takeout menu," 22 Apr. 2020 Among them are the dry-aged bone-in New York strip, Szechuan rack of lamb, tuna sashimi with jalapeno, ponzu and black lava salt and $400 Millionaire Fajitas. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Where to eat in downtown Houston right now," 9 Feb. 2020 Videos of bat sashimi, rumored to be the source of the virus, are also going around. Lavender Au, The New York Review of Books, "Stuck in Central China on Coronavirus Lockdown," 4 Feb. 2020 Here's what's new on the Nobu menu The Scottsdale restaurant menu will include signature Nobu dishes such as yellow tail sashimi with jalapeño and black cod with miso. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Nobu opens soon in Scottsdale. Here's the menu and everything you need to know," 23 Jan. 2020

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Sashimi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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: a Japanese food made of thinly sliced raw fish

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