- 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.
Origin of mochi
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1880–90
[laws moh-chis, los; Spanish laws maw-chees]
- a city in Sinaloa state, NW Mexico.
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Examples from the Web for mochis
The Mochis have adopted the customs of the higher Hindu castes.