su·shi | \ˈsü-shē 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

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The 32-year-old Trump adviser was reportedly heckled at a sushi restaurant near his apartment in the District during an encounter that spurred him to immediately throw the meal away, according to The Washington Post. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Trump adviser Stephen Miller reportedly threw away $80 sushi after bartender gave him the finger," 10 July 2018 At an upscale sushi restaurant, a few dozen members of the San Francisco Republican Party gathered on Tuesday night to watch the election results. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Troubles in San Francisco Push Some Voters to Think Republican," 6 June 2018 Zhang described Poké is a fast food version of sushi and originated in Hawaii. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "R&R Poké, offering Hawaiian-style raw fish and rice bowls, to open up in Wauwatosa soon," 29 June 2018 Boku Sushi is a new restaurant from Tim Liu, who has spent 10 years as a sushi chef with Mikado Sushi and Grill restaurants in MetroWest, Hunter’s Creek and Lake Mary. Kyle Arnold,, "Boku Sushi, Dixie Belle's Cafe added to Maitland City Centre," 6 June 2018 For satisfying sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine prepared with French techniques, look to Kanpai (990 N.W. Newport Avenue, Bend; 541-388-4636; Special To The Oregonian,, "Gerry Frank's picks: Wild Rose, Kanpai offer delicious stops in Bend," 25 May 2018 Guests often watch the action from the resort restaurant, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and carved driftwood sculptures, plus a rotating menu of sustainable sushi. Gisela Williams, New York Times, "Where to Shop (and Eat) in São Miguel, Portugal," 9 May 2018 Accompanying the wine are artisan breads and cheeses, sweets, sushi and other tasty bites. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "10 best food and drink festivals in May around Phoenix," 3 May 2018 The new store will offer a wide variety of groceries and household items, including local and organic produce, deli and meats, sushi and seafood, baked goods and fresh tortillas and wine and beer. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B to open Mont Belvieu store," 1 May 2018

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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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