wasabi

noun wa·sa·bi \ ˈwä-sə-bē , wä-ˈsä- \
Updated on: 20 Feb 2018

Definition of wasabi

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 : the herb that yields wasabi

Recent Examples of wasabi from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wasabi.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of wasabi

Japanese


WASABI Defined for English Language Learners

wasabi

noun

Definition of wasabi for English Language Learners

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wasabi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

having a quality expressive of sadness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-dog-in-snow-jumping-to-grab-a-heart-shaped-balloon-the-snow-and-heart-balloon-indicate-that-the-month-being-represented-is-april-and-the-dog-is-just-kinda-cute
  • Which is a synonym of sanguine?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!