[ oo-muh-boh-shee; Japanese oo-me-baw-shee ]

noun,plural u·me·bo·shis.
  1. a salty and tart Japanese condiment made from unripened plums pickled in a brine.

Origin of umeboshi

First recorded in 1820–30; from Japanese ume “Japanese apricot” + -boshi, combining form of hoshi “a drying,” verbal noun from hosu (Old Japanese posu ) “to dry”

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