[ moh-chee ]

  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

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1880–90

Words Nearby mochi Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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