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[nawr-ee] /ˈnɔr i/
noun, plural noris.
a seaweed having a mildly sweet, salty taste, usually dried, used in Japanese cookery mainly as a wrap for sushi. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nori
  • Mi nori ty applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Because sushi gets rolled up, it isn't necessary to cover every last bit of nori with rice.
  • Rice-puff-crusted shrimp is rolled up in a blanket of warm rice and nori.
  • Starters include nori rolls and hummus, salads and sandwiches, including tofu panini and portobello panini.
  • Scatter snipped nori and toasted sesame seeds over steamed white or brown rice.
  • It lives on, and digests, several species including those used to make nori.
British Dictionary definitions for nori


an edible seaweed often used in Japanese cookery, esp for wrapping sushi or rice balls
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