Definition of tsukemono in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtsuːkɪˈməʊnəʊ/

noun (plural tsukemonos)

A Japanese side dish of pickled vegetables, usually served with rice.
Example sentences
  • 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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