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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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Historical Examples
  • I wish Nature would give me a few years maki here and now, I want to stay here longer.

    A Journal from Japan Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • Tokutarô took the bet, and at nightfall set forth for the maki Moor by himself.

    Tales of Old Japan Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
  • Tokutaro jeeringly accepted the bet, and when night had come he set out for the maki moor.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • His scepticism exasperated a number of his companions, who challenged him to go to maki moor.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Why, there have been at least twenty or thirty men tricked by the brutes on the maki Moor alone.

    Tales of Old Japan Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
  • maki Hiogo rose from his hiding-place with his arms tightly bound round this strange visitor.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Just as a number of guards came hurrying to the spot maki Hiogo regained consciousness.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • In Formosa, Tetrastichus hagenowii was an important parasite of cockroach eggs (maki, 1937).

  • Among the animals knocked over, there was a gigantic bat, or flying maki (Pterops), the native name of which is Daiahm.

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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