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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 of wasabi
(< New Latin) < Japanese
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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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n.

herb root used in cooking, 1903, from Japanese.

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