Nigiri zushi

nigiri-zushi

[ni-geer-ee-zoo-shee]
noun
See under sushi.

Origin:
< Japanese

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sushi

[soo-shee]
noun Japanese Cookery.
cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri-zushi) or formed into a long seaweed-wrapped roll, often around strips of vegetable or raw fish, and sliced into bite-size pieces (maki-zushi)
Compare sashimi.


Origin:
1895–1900; < literary Japanese: literally, it is sour

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sushi (ˈsuːʃɪ)
 
n
a Japanese dish consisting of small cakes of cold rice with a topping esp of raw fish
 
[from Japanese]

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