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kombu

or kon·bu

[kohm-boo]
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noun
  1. a brown Japanese seaweed, sun-dried before use in sushi, stocks, etc.
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Historical Examples

  • Kombu, a horn of the Hindus, resembling in its semicircular shape the tootooree, but being smaller and heavier; from Madras.

    Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)

    Carl Engel


British Dictionary definitions for kombu

kombu

konbu

noun
  1. a dark brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria (class Phaeophyceae) the leaves of which are dried and used esp in Japanese cookery
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Word Origin

C19: Japanese
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