shiro miso


shi·​ro miso ˈshir-(ˌ)ō- How to pronounce shiro miso (audio)
: miso that is white or whitish in color and is characterized by a mild,sweet flavor
Using a mortar and pestle, blend together the shiro miso, sesame seeds, sugar and soy sauce.Linda Furiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 May 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shiro miso was in 1889

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near shiro miso

Cite this Entry

“Shiro miso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!