wakame

noun
wa·ka·me | \wä-ˈkä-me \

Definition of wakame 

: an edible brown seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) native to Asia

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Drain wakame in a colander or mesh sieve, transfer to a cutting board and chop coarsely. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Ceviche Nikkei," 25 Apr. 2018 The bowl starts with wakame, red onion, sesame seeds, scallions, masago and puffed rice, but the rest is up to you. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "DIY and dine: 10 build-your-own, customizable foods in Chicago," 20 Sep. 2017 Old ladies walking home with bags full of wakame and mozuku seaweed smiled and wished us ohayou gozaimasu (good morning). Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ise-Shima Peninsula Is a Portal Into Old Japan," 2 June 2017 Soak wakame in ½ cup cold water in a small bowl until softened, 6–8 minutes. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Spicy Tofu with Pickled Shiitake Mushrooms," 19 Feb. 2017 Cubes of blanched red beets — taking the place of ahi tuna — are tossed in aromatic tamari shoyu sauce with strands of slightly sweet wakame seaweed and toasted sesame seeds, garnished with poppy finger lime pearls that mimic tobiko. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "camel's crossing offers great dining in Hyde Park, Boise. | Idaho Statesman," 21 Dec. 2017 Or the Sea Salad with wakame, hijiki, chayote squash in hemp-miso vinaigrette. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "At this vegetarian gastropub you can have kombucha with your mushroom ‘ceviche’," 5 Oct. 2017 Old ladies walking home with bags full of wakame and mozuku seaweed smiled and wished us ohayou gozaimasu (good morning). Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ise-Shima Peninsula Is a Portal Into Old Japan," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of wakame

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wakame

Japanese

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