[ oh-ni-geer-ee ]
/ ˌoʊ nɪˈgɪər i /

noun Japanese Cooking.

cold boiled rice, formed into a palm-sized ball and stuffed with fish or pickled fruit, then shaped, usually into a triangle, and wrapped or decorated with dried seaweed.

Nearby words

  1. ongaonga,
  2. ongoing,
  3. ongoings,
  4. oni,
  5. onie,
  6. oniomania,
  7. onion,
  8. onion dome,
  9. onion fly,
  10. onion rings

See also sushi.

Origin of onigiri

First recorded in 2000–05; from Japanese o- (honorific prefix); see origin at nigiri

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