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kimchi

or kimchee

[kim-chee] /ˈkɪm tʃi/
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1.
Kor. Cookery. a spicy pickled or fermented mixture containing cabbage, onions, and sometimes fish, variously seasoned, as with garlic, horseradish, red peppers, and ginger.
Origin of kimchi
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Korean kimch'i, hypercorrection of cimch'i, earlier timchoy < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chén steeped + cày vegetables
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1898, from Korean.

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