Etymology
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wasabi (n.)

herb root used in cooking, 1903, from Japanese.

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Definitions of wasabi

wasabi (n.)
a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root;
wasabi (n.)
the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish;
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