Wasabi meaning

wə-säbē, wäsə-
A very pungent green Japanese condiment made from the root of the herb Wasabia japonica (syn. Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family.
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An herb (Eutrema wasabi) of the crucifer family, with greenish roots that are grated and used like horseradish in Japanese dishes.
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A pungent green Japanese condiment made from the plant Wasabia japonica.
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An imitation of this condiment made from horseradish with green dye.
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Origin of wasabi

  • Japanese

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

  • From Japanese 山葵 (わさび, wasabi).

    From Wiktionary