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wa·ka·me

 (wä-kä′mĕ)
n.
A brown seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) native to East Asia and naturalized elsewhere, having a short stipe and pinnately divided blades, and used in Asian cooking.

[Japanese, from Old Japanese (perhaps originally meaning "young, soft seaweed harvested in spring" ) : possibly waka-, young + -me, seaweed (as in nikime, a kind of wakame).]

wakame

(wæˈkæmɪ) or

wakane

n
(Cookery) an edible seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida, used in Japan and China