- an Asian plant, Eutrema wasabi, of the mustard family.
- the pungent, greenish root of this plant, which can be grated and used as a condiment.
Origin of wasabi
(< New Latin) < Japanese
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- a Japanese cruciferous plant, Eutrema Wasabi, cultivated for its thick green pungent root
- the root of this plant, esp in paste or powder form, used as a condiment in Japanese cookery
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Word Origin and History for wasabi
herb root used in cooking, 1903, from Japanese.
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