nigiri

/ (niːˈɡiːriː) /

noun

(in Japanese cuisine) a small oval block of cold rice topped with wasabi and a thin slice of fish, prawn, etc, and sometimes held together by a thin band of seaweed

Nearby words

  1. nighttime,
  2. nightwalker,
  3. nightwear,
  4. nighty,
  5. nighty-night,
  6. nigiri-zushi,
  7. nigra,
  8. nigrescent,
  9. nigrify,
  10. nigrities

Word Origin for nigiri

from Japanese, literally: grasp, as the rice is shaped by hand

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