Origin of sushiJapanese
Origin of sushiJapanese from Old Japanese susi salted fish preserved in fermenting rice possibly a nominalization of susi sour su- sour ( akin to su vinegar, perhaps imitative of a puckering or sucking sound ) ( or from Early Middle Chinese tsh&irevc;h vinegar ) -si , finite predicative adjective ending
(usually uncountable, plural sushis)
- (proscribed) A dish, based on Japanese cuisine, the chief ingredient of which is raw fish; sashimi.
- I'd like to try sushi, but the raw meat freaks me out.
- A Japanese dish made of small portions of sticky white rice flavoured with vinegar, usually wrapped in seaweed and filled or topped with vegetables or sashimi.
- For the vegetarians, she served cucumber sushi.
As the word ultimately derives from a Japanese term for rice, some authorities proscribe its use to describe the fish on its own.
From Japanese é®¨, é®“, å¯¿å¸, ã™ã— (sushi, originally refers ãªã‚Œãšã— (narezushi, "rice fermented with raw fish"), later refers æ±Ÿæˆ¸å‰å¯¿å¸ (edomae-zushi, "raw fish and rice flavored with rice vinegar")), from ã™ã—ã‚ã— (sushimeshi, "sour rice").