sashimi

[sah-shee-mee; Japanese sah-shee-mee]
noun Japanese Cookery.
raw fish cut into very thin slices.
Compare sushi.


Origin:
1875–80; < Japanese sashi stabbing + mi(y) body (< *mui)

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sashimi (ˈsæʃɪmɪ)
 
n
a Japanese dish of thin fillets of raw fish
 
[C19: from Japanese sashi pierce + mi flesh]

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sashimi
"thin slices of raw fish," 1880, from Japanese, from sashi "pierce" + mi "flesh."
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sashimi

specialty of Japanese cuisine, fresh fish served raw. The fish, which must be utterly fresh, is sliced paper thin or alternately one-quarter to one-half inch (0.75-1.5 centimetres) thick, cubed, or cut in strips, according to the nature of the fish. The sashimi is accompanied by wasabi (green horseradish paste) and soy sauce. Sashimi is always part of a formal Japanese meal, served early while the palate is still clear in order for its nuances to be appreciated.

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Example sentences
Thinly sliced and served with other raw delicacies as sashimi, the translucent
  flesh delights the eye as well as the palate.
Fish set out a feast of sushi and sashimi that was entirely vegetarian.
It is surrounded by small earthenware dishes of sashimi.
Longline-caught tuna is a much higher grade of tuna and is sold as fresh fish,
  mostly for the sashimi markets.
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