wasabi

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noun wa·sa·bi \ˈwä-sə-bē, wä-ˈsä-\

Definition of wasabi

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

  2. 2 :  the herb that yields wasabi

Origin and Etymology of wasabi

Japanese


First Known Use: 1891


WASABI Defined for English Language Learners

wasabi

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noun wa·sa·bi \ˈwä-sə-bē, wä-ˈsä-\

Definition of wasabi for English Language Learners

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


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