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nori

[ nawr-ee ]
/ ˈnɔr i /
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noun, plural no·ris.Cooking.
a seaweed having a mildly sweet, salty taste, usually dried, used in Japanese cuisine mainly as a wrap for sushi.
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Origin of nori

First recorded in 1890–95; from Japanese: literally, “edible seaweed, laver,” equivalent to no “water” + ri “lichen, moss”
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British Dictionary definitions for nori

nori
/ (ˈnɔːrɪ) /

noun
an edible seaweed often used in Japanese cookery, esp for wrapping sushi or rice balls

Word Origin for nori

Japanese
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