sashimi

noun

sa·​shi·​mi ˈsä-shə-mē How to pronounce sashimi (audio)
sä-ˈshē-
: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

Examples of sashimi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Democratic Party spokesman Kwon Chil-seung told reporters during a briefing that the attacker was believed to have used a sashimi knife. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2024 Four top Japanese government ministers, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, ate sashimi from Fukushima this week, seeking to dispel safety concerns about fish from the region after the release of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 The officials on Wednesday had sashimi of flounder, octopus and sea bass, which was caught off the Fukushima coast, along with rice harvested in the prefecture, according to Economy and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who was at the lunch meeting. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 Truffle sashimi with tuna, hamachi, chili ponzu and black truffle purée. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2023 By the following Monday, the buzz had died down enough that Costco had a display case stacked with three different rolls, three different nigiri sushi and a sashimi offering. oregonlive, 13 July 2023 The healthiest options will be sashimi made with yellowtail, tuna or salmon ($17 to $19 per plate). Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 That was followed by a sashimi course that flexed the muscles of the dry-aged fish program, with some cuts conditioned for two weeks and others for up to 30 days. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2023 Izakaya Go offers Japanese tapas and sashimi until 3 a.m. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Japanese

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sashimi was in 1879

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“Sashimi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sashimi. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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