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A Japanese dish consisting of very thin bite-size slices of fresh raw fish, traditionally served with soy sauce and wasabi.

[Japanese : sasu, to prick, stab + mi, body, meat.]


(Cookery) a Japanese dish of thin fillets of raw fish
[C19: from Japanese sashi pierce + mi flesh]


(sɑˈʃi mi, ˈsɑ ʃi-)

a Japanese dish of raw fish cut into very thin slices. Compare sushi.
[1875–80; < Japanese sashi stabbing + mi(y) body]


- Thinly sliced raw fish with a sauce, it is a compound formed from sashi, "pierce," and mi, "flesh."
See also related terms for pierce.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sashimi - very thinly sliced raw fishsashimi - very thinly sliced raw fish    
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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