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sushi

[soo-shee] /ˈsu ʃi/
noun, Japanese Cookery.
1.
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
1895-1900; < literary Japanese: literally, it is sour
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Examples from the web for sushi
  • Fish misidentification is especially common at sushi restaurants, partly because they use various names for the same fish.
  • Serve the salmon with sushi rice if you have time, or simply steam some fragrant jasmine rice.
  • He even had one of his friends teach us how to make sushi.
  • It is an essential food source for many marine animals such as cod or lobster, as well as a common ingredient in sushi.
  • They'll be fattened for the sushi market, where their buttery meat fetches high prices.
  • The sushi and sashimi are a treat and the baked salmon is also a winner.
  • sushi is made from flavored rice covered with slices of raw or cooked fish and vegetables.
  • Additionally, the restaurant also has an expansive selection of vegetable and fish specialty sushi rolls and cooked rolls.
  • If you're a sushi lover, order a combo to sample a few different sushi selections.
  • The sushi is as fresh as it can possibly be, straight from the ocean onto your plate.
British Dictionary definitions for sushi

sushi

/ˈsuːʃɪ/
noun
1.
a Japanese dish consisting of small cakes of cold rice with a topping esp of raw fish
Word Origin
from Japanese
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Word Origin and History for sushi
n.

1893, from Japanese.

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Encyclopedia Article for sushi

a staple rice dish of Japanese cuisine, consisting of cooked rice flavoured with vinegar and a variety of vegetable, egg, or raw seafood garnishes and served cold. Restaurants specializing in sushi abound in Japan, where subtleties of preparation find a discriminating clientele.

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