[ kohm-boo ]
/ ˈkoʊm bu /
a brown Japanese seaweed, sun-dried before use in sushi, stocks, etc.
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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
/ (ˈkɒmbuː) /
a dark brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria (class Phaeophyceae) the leaves of which are dried and used esp in Japanese cookery
Word Origin for kombu
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