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sashimi

[sah-shee-mee; Japanese sah-shee-mee]
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noun Japanese Cookery.
  1. raw fish cut into very thin slices.
Compare sushi.

Origin of sashimi

1875–80; < Japanese sashi stabbing + mi(y) body (< *mui)
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sashimi

noun
  1. a Japanese dish of thin fillets of raw fish

Word Origin

C19: from Japanese sashi pierce + mi flesh
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Word Origin and History for sashimi

n.

"thin slices of raw fish," 1880, from Japanese, from sashi "pierce" + mi "flesh."

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