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nigiri

noun
  1. (in Japanese cuisine) a small oval block of cold rice topped with wasabi and a thin slice of fish, prawn, etc, and sometimes held together by a thin band of seaweed

Word Origin

from Japanese, literally: grasp, as the rice is shaped by hand
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