yu·​zu | \ ˈyü-(ˌ)zü How to pronounce yuzu (audio) \

Definition of yuzu

: 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 Add the bitters, yuzu juice, simple syrup, gin and vermouth, and stir to dilute and chill. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 Think Dungeness crab salad with baby beets, kiwi and a touch of yuzu. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2022 Head to the new Palo Alto shop for chocolates flavored with ingredients like rose water and saffron in homage to her Iranian roots, as well as citrusy yuzu and bergamot. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Rich but dry and vibrant, the palate exudes exotic citrus—yuzu with lemongrass—joined by tropicals and white stone fruit. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 These cakes are a sweet treat that double as an art piece for the table, and come in flavors such as brown butter pumpkin, brown butter Japanese sweet potato cake, and yuzu. Carolina Dalia Gonzalez, Vogue, 20 Jan. 2022 Diners can expect dishes that draw on his global experience, such as warm king crab with caviar and yuzu, or tuna and watermelon foam with basil powder. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 Her current menu is a tribute to 1980s beach culture with the Three Day Weekend, a cocktail of bourbon, pineapple rim and banana, and a Seashell Sour made with tequila, white peach, lemon and yuzu. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 The kitchen uses oak to smoke a salmon dish served with a cucumber-yuzu broth, as well as the beef brisket sandwich that's accompanied by a papaya salad, peanuts, chile aioli and Thai herbs. Emma Balter, Chron, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of yuzu

1977, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Yuzu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuzu. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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