yuzu

noun

yu·​zu ˈyü-(ˌ)zü How to pronounce yuzu (audio)
: a green or yellow aromatic citrus fruit whose acidic rind and juice are often used in Japanese cuisine

Examples of yuzu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made by Suntory, Roku combines sakura flower (or cherry blossom), yuzu peel, sencha tea, Gyokuro green tea and sansho peppers which, like Sichuan peppers, have a numbing effect on the tongue that can feel like pins and needles. Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Lunar’s four flavors—lychee, yuzu, plum, and passionfruit—are sold at retailers including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Target throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California. Byjasmine Li, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2024 And the bergamot, yuzu, and lemongrass scent has also garnered praise. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 Dry-Aged Bigeye Tuna Chop, grilled over applewood and served with a ginger-soy glaze finished with yuzu using this method — which showcases the distinct flavors that can only be achieved through dry-aging. Kaitlyn McInnis, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The presentation comprises oysters with passion-fruit mignonette and the day’s crudo—yellowtail with avocado, say, or scallops in yuzu—and chilled lobsters, their silken claws already flawlessly denuded. The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2023 The bright and zesty aroma originates from Japanese citrus including yuzu, kabosu, amanatsu and shequasar to complement the traditional gin botanicals of juniper berries, angelica, coriander seeds, lemon and orange peels. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Flavors run the gamut from caramel with cinnamon to raspberry chocolate to lemon yuzu. Lauren Dana Ellman, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023 The latter, which is flavored with yuzu and pear, was created by Omole. Lauren Joseph, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Japanese

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yuzu was in 1977

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“Yuzu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuzu. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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