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maki

[ mah-kee ]
/ ˈmɑ ki /
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noun Japanese Cooking.
cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, formed around strips of vegetable or raw fish into a cylindrical seaweed-wrapped roll that is sliced into bite-size pieces.

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Sometimes ma·ki-zu·shi [mah-kee-zoo-shee] /ˈmɑ kiˈzu ʃi/ .
See also sushi.

Origin of maki

First recorded in 1910–15; from Japanese maki-zushi, literally, “rolled sushi”; from maki-, combining form of maku “to roll, roll up” (see makimono) + -zushi, combining form of sushi
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British Dictionary definitions for maki

maki
/ (ˈmækɪ) /

noun
(in Japanese cuisine) a small segment cut from a long roll of cold rice and various other ingredients wrapped in a sheet of seaweed

Word Origin for maki

from Japanese, literally: roll
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