mochi

[ moh-chee ]

noun
  1. 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.

  2. Also called but·ter mo·chi . a sticky, spongy Hawaiian dessert whose principal ingredients are butter, sugar, eggs, rice flour, and coconut milk.

Origin of mochi

1
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1880–90

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