kombu

[kohm-boo]
noun
a brown Japanese seaweed, sun-dried before use in sushi, stocks, etc.
Also, konbu.
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kombu or konbu (ˈkɒmbuː)
 
n
a dark brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria (class Phaeophyceae) the leaves of which are dried and used esp in Japanese cookery
 
[C19: Japanese]
 
konbu or konbu
 
n
 
[C19: Japanese]

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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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