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wasabi

[wah-suh-bee] /ˈwɑ sə bi/
noun
1.
an Asian plant, Eutrema wasabi, of the mustard family.
2.
the pungent, greenish root of this plant, which can be grated and used as a condiment.
Origin
(< New Latin) < Japanese
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Examples from the web for wasabi
  • wasabi loses much of its flavor and pungency within minutes after it's grated, and so its preparation is timely.
  • Instead, trust has dissolved faster than wasabi in soy sauce.
  • Cooked medium rare as ordered, it arrived atop wasabi mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach with a garnish of pickled ginger.
  • Another favorite was a tuna burger with a sauce of pan-roasted garlic, wasabi, mustard and cream.
  • Caviar and fresh wasabi adorn outrageous tuna tartare.
British Dictionary definitions for wasabi

wasabi

/wəˈsɑːbɪ/
noun
1.
a Japanese cruciferous plant, Eutrema Wasabi, cultivated for its thick green pungent root
2.
the root of this plant, esp in paste or powder form, used as a condiment in Japanese cookery
Word Origin
Japanese
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Word Origin and History for wasabi
n.

herb root used in cooking, 1903, from Japanese.

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