[ wuh-kah-mee; Japanese wah-kah-me ]

  1. a brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida, of coastal Japan, Korea, etc., growing in coarse, stringy clumps and usually dried for use in Asian soups, salads, and side dishes.

Origin of wakame

First recorded in 1950–55; from Japanese wakame, equivalent to waka “young” + me, a kind of edible seaweed, from mo “seaweed”

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