noun (plural tsukemonos)
A Japanese side dish of pickled vegetables, usually served with rice.
- Thirty thousand shoppers come here weekly in search of everything from green tea and tsukemono (pickled vegetables) to paper lanterns.
- Indeed, there are scores of different kinds of tsukemono and tsukudani served in Japanese restaurants and homes.
- And so, from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries, tsukemono were truly an essential part of the Japanese diet.
Japanese, from tsukeru 'pickle' + mono 'thing'.
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