- Korean Cookery. a spicy pickled or fermented mixture containing cabbage, onions, and sometimes fish, variously seasoned, as with garlic, horseradish, red peppers, and ginger.
Origin of kimchi
1895–1900; < Korean kimch'i, hypercorrection of cimch'i, earlier timchoy < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chén steeped + cày vegetables
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Examples from the Web for kimchi
But now they have brewpubs, pour-over coffee joints and kimchi taco stands.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones
October 18, 2014
We had weird food concoctions, too, so instead of spaghetti bolognese, we had rice bolognese with kimchi.‘Premium Rush’ Star Jamie Chung on Her Road From ‘The Real World’ to Hollywood
August 25, 2012
The root in Syriac means "to be sad," but Kimchi derives it from a root "to be black."
Even Kimchi conjectured that Tekoa was an unknown town in the tribe of Asher.
The like definition is given by Kimchi in his Book of Roots.
Kimchi, in his famous "Book of Hebrew Roots," gives a similar definition.The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
Kimchi accordingly took up the cudgels for Maimuni all the more promptly, as he had at the same time to defend his own cause.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
Word Origin and History for kimchi
1898, from Korean.
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