mochi

[ moh-chee ]
/ ˈmoʊ tʃi /

noun

cooked and pounded glutinous rice formed into various shapes and used to make traditional Japanese sweets and other dishes (often used attributively): mochi balls;mochi ice cream.
Also called but·ter mo·chi . a sticky, spongy Hawaiian dessert whose principal ingredients are butter, sugar, eggs, rice flour, and coconut milk.

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Origin of mochi

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1880–90
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