su·​shi | \ ˈsü-shē How to pronounce sushi (audio) also ˈsu̇- \

Definition of sushi

: cold rice dressed with vinegar, formed into any of various shapes, and garnished especially with bits of raw seafood or vegetables

Examples of sushi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Operated by chef Ethan Yang of Zen Modern Asian Bistro in Sabre Springs, Glass Box will offer yakitori, sushi and other Asian dishes at a dining bar where guests surround the chefs on three sides. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 Rotisserie chickens, cupcakes, sushi and products such as Yucky Shards cereal and Bagorade sports drink. Doug George,, 28 Dec. 2021 Grab a beer, or Iraqi, Thai, Indian, sushi or takeout from just about anywhere and rest your feet. Rick Green,, 2 Dec. 2021 Espinosa then asked her staff to run out and get some celebratory sushi and wine. Seth Borenstein, ajc, 14 Nov. 2021 Espinosa then asked her staff to run out and get some celebratory sushi and wine. Seth Borenstein,, 14 Nov. 2021 There are plenty of options, from General Tso’s chicken to authentic sushi and aromatic garlic shrimp. Fredrick Ochami, Chron, 5 Nov. 2021 One major acquisition was an entire sushi bar, transported from Tokyo, with curators urging viewers to consider commercial spaces as art, too. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 There's a practical reason for inverting your sushi: the rice will fall apart if it's dipped directly. Mark Robinson, CNN, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of sushi

1893, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“Sushi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of sushi

: a Japanese dish of cold cooked rice shaped in small cakes and topped or wrapped with other ingredients (such as pieces of raw fish)

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