from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cold cooked rice dressed with vinegar that is shaped into bite-sized pieces and topped with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or vegetables and wrapped in seaweed.
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- n. A dish, based on Japanese cuisine, the chief ingredient of which is raw fish; sashimi.
- n. A Japanese dish made of small portions of sticky white rice flavoured with vinegar, usually wrapped in seaweed and filled or topped with vegetables or sashimi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed
Japanese.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 鮨, 鮓, 寿司, すし (sushi, originally refers なれずし (narezushi, "rice fermented with raw fish"), later refers 江戸前寿司 (edomae-zushi, "raw fish and rice flavored with rice vinegar")), from すしめし (sushimeshi, "sour rice"). (Wiktionary)