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maki

/ˈmækɪ/
noun
1.
(in Japanese cuisine) a small segment cut from a long roll of cold rice and various other ingredients wrapped in a sheet of seaweed
Word Origin
from Japanese, literally: roll
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Contemporary definitions for maki
noun

a Japanese dish of sushi and raw vegetables wrapped in a seaweed sheet; also called maki sushi

Examples

California Roll is an especially popular type of maki.

Word Origin

short for maki zushi

Usage Note

cooking

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