Definition of maki in English:

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maki

Pronunciation: /ˈmaki/

noun

[mass noun]
A Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables wrapped in seaweed: I stopped in for a quick dinner of fresh and delicious spicy tuna maki
More example sentences
  • We moved on to try some of the medium-size maki sushi.
  • The six pieces of maki sushi seemed to be constructed from undercooked rice and some not-so-fresh ingredients.
  • Somewhat less exciting was the salmon maki in tempura.

Origin

From Japanese makizushi, from maki- (combining form of maku 'roll up') + -zushi (combining form of sushi).

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