Sushi meaning

so͝oshē
Cold cooked rice dressed with vinegar that is shaped into pieces and topped with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or vegetables and often wrapped in seaweed.
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A Japanese dish consisting of small cakes of cold cooked rice flavored with vinegar, typically garnished with strips of raw or cooked fish, cooked egg, vegetables, etc.
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(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.

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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.

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Origin of sushi

  • Japanese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 鮨, 鮓, 寿司, すし (sushi, originally refers なれずし (narezushi, "rice fermented with raw fish"), later refers 江戸前寿司 (edomae-zushi, "raw fish and rice flavored with rice vinegar")), from すしめし (sushimeshi, "sour rice").

    From Wiktionary