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kombu

[kohm-boo] /ˈkoʊm bu/
noun
1.
a brown Japanese seaweed, sun-dried before use in sushi, stocks, etc.
Also, konbu [kohm-boo] /ˈkoʊm bu/ (Show IPA).
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  • Pressed sushi is covered with a thin speckled film of kombu, edible kelp: it looks as if lacquer had been applied over the rice.
  • Place the kombu in the cold water, and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
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kombu

/ˈkɒmbuː/
noun
1.
a dark brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria (class Phaeophyceae) the leaves of which are dried and used esp in Japanese cookery
Word Origin
C19: Japanese
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