Origin of sashimiJapanese from sashi, nominal form of sasu, to pierce (used in place of kiri, to cut, formerly taboo) + mi, meat
Origin of sashimiJapanese sasu to prick, stab mi body, meat
(usually uncountable, plural sashimis)
- Thin slices or pieces of raw fish which can be salmon, yellowfin, etc., eaten alone or in sushi (formed sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed)
From Japanese 刺身 (sashimi, “sliced raw fish”).