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wakame

[ wuh-kah-mee; Japanese wah-kah-me ]
/ wəˈkɑ mi; Japanese wɑˈkɑ mɛ /
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noun

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.

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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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