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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Over on beauty blog Trendmood, fans are already putting in their requests for foods like tacos, sushi, and ice cream. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Glamlite Cosmetics Debuts a Burger Eye Shadow Palette to Follow Up Last Year's Pizza-Themed Launch," 11 Mar. 2019 For dinner, Hudson sticks to sushi, shrimp stir-fry, turkey and sautéed collard greens, or tacos. Miranda Siwak, Good Housekeeping, "What Jennifer Hudson Eats to Maintain Her 80-Pound Weight Loss," 25 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, Katie and Colton have real chemistry despite only being able to talk about their favorite thing being sushi, and Caelynn and Colton are making out. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "An Ode to the Glasses of This Week's Episode of 'The Bachelor'," 22 Jan. 2019 At this Asian-inspired spot, the sushi, crab Rangoon and Korean BBQ are served to old-school hip-hop. Andrew Sessa, WSJ, "Why You Shouldn’t Overlook South Boston," 6 Nov. 2018 The Bellaire store, 5106 Bissonnet, has sections for produce and meat, seafood and sushi, a bakery and tortilleria, a deli, cooking demonstrations, a pharmacy and an outdoor gardening area. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Photos: H-E-B to open its first two-story grocery store in Houston," 26 June 2018 At its Ballard branch only, Katsu serves bento boxes with sushi, spicy tuna, California rolls and burger sliders. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Loosen your belt: 46 more restaurant and ice cream openings in Seattle and on the Eastside to try," 25 June 2018 Miller once threw away $80 of sushi after being heckled in a different incident. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?," 18 Sep. 2018 Beyond the eatery, 888 excels in frozen goods, especially the hyper-fresh sushi grade variety. Jakob Polaco, kansascity, "Need kimchi kits? Miso? Green tea Kit Kats? Check out this Asian market guide," 31 Jan. 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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