[ 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.


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Origin of onigiri

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