wasabi

noun
wa·​sa·​bi | \ wä-ˈsä-bē How to pronounce wasabi (audio) , wə-ˈsä-; ˈwä-sə-bē How to pronounce wasabi (audio) \

Definition of wasabi

1 : a condiment that is prepared from the ground thick pungent greenish rhizome of an Asian herb (Wasabia japonica synonym Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family and is similar in flavor and use to horseradish also : the rhizome
2 : the herb that yields wasabi

Examples of wasabi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the: aptly named Stop Light Roll, with tuna, avocado and mango on the inside, wrapped and topped with tobiko and wasabi tobiko. Joey Morona, cleveland, "12 must-try sushi rolls in Greater Cleveland," 20 Oct. 2020 And then there’s the wasabi, large trays made from scratch and then fresh ground tableside. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale beach gets Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant," 16 Oct. 2020 The walls in the living space are a warm orange-red, while the bedroom and bathroom are wasabi green. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Accessory dwelling unit in Minneapolis is 'bonus family room' for young family," 2 Oct. 2020 Guests customize their meals using steak or antibiotic-free chicken (there’s a spicy option), vegetables, rice, potatoes and sauces — from sweet and tangy to spicy to a cool cucumber wasabi. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "Bibibop Asian Grill opens in Carmel, and Fishers is up next," 18 Sep. 2020 Jordt and his colleagues have previously found that the receptor that's activated by tear gas is also activated by natural products such as the chemicals found in mustard and wasabi. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Protester Instantly Neutralize Tear Gas," 31 May 2020 Jordt and his colleagues have previously found that the receptor that's activated by tear gas is also activated by natural products such as the chemicals found in mustard and wasabi. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Protester Instantly Neutralize Tear Gas," 31 May 2020 Jordt and his colleagues have previously found that the receptor that's activated by tear gas is also activated by natural products such as the chemicals found in mustard and wasabi. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Protester Instantly Neutralize Tear Gas," 31 May 2020 Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "The House to close after 26 years in North Beach," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of wasabi

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wasabi

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“Wasabi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wasabi. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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wasabi

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How to pronounce wasabi (audio) How to pronounce wasabi (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wasabi

: a Japanese food that has a strong, hot taste and that is often served with sushi

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