Definition of wasabi in English:

wasabi

Syllabification: wa·sa·bi
Pronunciation: /wəˈsäbē
 
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noun

  • A Japanese plant with a thick green root that tastes like strong horseradish and is used in cooking, especially in powder or paste form as an accompaniment to raw fish.
    • Eutrema wasabi, family Brassicaceae
    More 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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