Definition of wakame in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwäkəˌmā/ Pronunciation: /wäˈkämā/


An edible brown seaweed used, typically in dried form, in Chinese and Japanese cooking.
  • Undaria pinnatifida, class Phaeophyceae.
Example sentences
  • Brush plate with Chinese chili paste and make a fine line of wakame.
  • A dish called the Tidal Pool has a subtly tinged grace of oysters, urchin, wakame, and wood-ear mushroom, but its ethereal subtlety matches nothing on the menu.
  • Delightful as incredibly fresh hijiki and wakame can be when sparked by sour cherries, the rush won't begin until your first chew.



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Syllabification: wa·ka·me

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