Definition of miso in English:


Syllabification: mi·so
Pronunciation: /ˈmēsō


  • 1Paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt, used in Japanese cooking.
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    • Miso is quite salty, so use it instead of salt to flavor your food.
    • Miso is known to aid in digestion and strengthen the blood.
    • The color of miso determines how long the product's been aged, as well as its salt content.
  • 2 (also miso soup) A soup seasoned with miso paste, often with added tofu or vegetables: a bowl of piping hot miso
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    • Her soup arrives, thank God. It's a clear miso with a few scallion tips.
    • The best miso is served in tiny amounts and has a complex, nutty, salty flavor.
    • I bet there are people in California nursing homes eating miso.



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