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  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.
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Origin of mochi

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1880–90

Los Mochis

[laws moh-chis, los; Spanish laws maw-chees]
  1. a city in Sinaloa state, NW Mexico.
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Historical Examples

  • The Mochis have adopted the customs of the higher Hindu castes.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV

    R.V. Russell