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noun, plural no·ris.
  1. a seaweed having a mildly sweet, salty taste, usually dried, used in Japanese cookery mainly as a wrap for sushi.
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Historical Examples of nori

  • Nori Khan commanded opposite the island of Juan Lopez with 7000 horse, 130 elephants, and eight large cannon.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI

    Robert Kerr

  • The fifth course consisted of fish, ginger root, and "nori," a kind of seaweed.

  • He was only too willing for this twenty-first time to repeat the tale to the nori seller, his good neighbour.

British Dictionary definitions for nori


  1. an edible seaweed often used in Japanese cookery, esp for wrapping sushi or rice balls
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Word Origin for nori

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