wakame

noun
wa·​ka·​me | \ wä-ˈkä-me How to pronounce wakame (audio) \

Definition of wakame

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

Examples of wakame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best edible seaweeds on the Central Coast include those mentioned above as well as wakame and grapestone. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Edible seaweed is the star of this coastal forager’s tour," 21 Oct. 2020 Toppings like menma, wakame and a cartoonish slice of pink and white naruto are straight-up traditional. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try in May for to-go ramen, tacos and Greek cuisine," 11 May 2020 Toppings like menma, wakame and a cartoonish slice of pink and white naruto are straight-up traditional. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try in May for to-go ramen, tacos and Greek cuisine," 11 May 2020 Toppings like menma, wakame and a cartoonish slice of pink and white naruto are straight-up traditional. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The family behind a top metro Phoenix sushi restaurant just launched delivery-only ramen," 24 Apr. 2020 Arrange wakame, carrots, and bamboo shoots in bowls. Eric Velasco, al, "Go meatless with these easy weeknight recipes," 24 Jan. 2020 In another, cubes of tender tuna mingle with slippery wakame, crisp slices of fried lotus root, and earthy black-trumpet mushrooms in a tart, drinkable ponzu. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Cross-Cultural Cuisine of Llama San," 25 Oct. 2019 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

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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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23 Oct 2020

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“Wakame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wakame. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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