Definition of wasabi in English:

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wasabi

Pronunciation: /wəˈsɑːbi/

noun

[mass noun]
A Japanese plant with a thick green root which tastes like strong horseradish and is used in cooking, especially in powder or paste form as an accompaniment to raw fish.
  • Eutrema wasabi, family Cruciferae
Example sentences
  • Sashimi consists of cuts of the finest raw fish and seafood garnished with crisp shreds of daikon and dipped into soy sauce and the hot, green Japanese horseradish called wasabi.
  • It comes with slices of sweet pickled ginger and a dish of salty soy sauce and fiery-hot wasabi (a green paste, similar to horseradish).
  • Isothiocyanates are also found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts, and wasabi, the Japanese condiment.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Japanese.

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