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

Definition of sushi

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

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Meanwhile, New Orleans remained the lowest-cost metro area for sushi. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, "Sushi prices show where U.S. cost of living is on the rise," 30 Aug. 2019 The roll exemplifies the almost fanatical miniaturization and delicate assembly showcased by the sushi aesthetic. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Regal dining at Feng Chophouse in Hartford (but for a king’s ransom)," 8 Aug. 2019 Kenji Fujimoto, who had moved from Japan to North Korea to make sushi in the royal households, was at the end of the line. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "‘Great Successor’ book excerpt: Kim Jong Un’s gilded boyhood of chefs, travel and lessons on ruthless rule," 6 June 2019 Back in the conference room, the carry-out sushi and pizza had lost their appeal by the time the group reconvened around 11 p.m., "Here’s how the $37-billion Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger went into the ditch," 6 June 2019 In 2017, a study published in the journal Conservation Biology by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that half the sushi sold in L.A. restaurants was actually not what was listed on the menu. National Geographic, "What is seafood fraud? Dangerous—and running rampant, report finds," 7 Mar. 2019 Ginza Iwa Ginza Iwa is high-end sushi without the pretension. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Marble Room Sushi's focus will be fast-casual sushi in the lobby. Marc Bona,, "2 new restaurants, event space schedule job fair in Cleveland," 15 Jan. 2018 There’s Hatch chile ice cream, Hatch chile cookies, Hatch chile crab cakes, even a Hatch chile sushi with salmon. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "How Hatch Chile Season Became the Pumpkin Spice of the Southwest," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sushi

1893, in the meaning defined above

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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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