Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to miso: tempeh


n. pl. mi·sos
A thick fermented paste made of cooked soybeans, salt, and often rice or barley, and used especially in making soups and sauces.

[Japanese, from Old Japanese; perhaps akin to Korean meju, dried brick of fermented soybeans.]


(Cookery) a thick brown salty paste made from soya beans, used to flavour savoury dishes, esp soups
[from Japanese]


(ˈmi soʊ)

a fermented paste of soybeans, salt, and often rice or barley, used esp. to flavor soups and sauces.
[1720–30; < Japanese]


a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogamy. Compare mis-2.
[< Greek, comb. form of mīseîn to hate, mîsos hatred]


A variety of pastes made from fermented soya beans and grains. Used as a flavoring in Japanese cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miso - a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt; used in Japanese cooking to make soups or sauces
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
References in periodicals archive ?
Resource speakers from the MISO however noted that Gavis was not primarily an IT expert.
Miso MISO is so awesome, and here's why: it adds umami, sweetness, acidity, salt, fragrance, complexity and sometimes even bitterness to dishes.
Flippy's creators, Miso Robotics, said that its intended use is as an assistant that does all of the repetitive and monotonous tasks, when a human has more important things to do.
Miso Marinade and Glaze 1/2 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)* 1/2 cup sake (rice wine)* 4 tbsp.
MISO provides benefits in a number of complicated ways that are described in our value proposition.
For Nobu's recipe, you make the four-ingredient miso marinade and then marinate the fish in it for three days.
Then, the bowl is topped with succulent pork and house blended spicy miso and garlic oil.
In the limited time left before closures occur, we are ready to work quickly with MISO, the state of Illinois, union leadership, and all stakeholders to rectify the situation and preserve the jobs and economic base in downstate Illinois, while continuing to provide safe, low cost, and reliable power to the region.
INGREDIENTS 2 x 400ml tins coconut milk 2 x 400g tins tomatoes 2-3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1-2tsp chilli flakes 1 large butternut squash (1kg) 2 medium aubergines (600g) Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained 3tsp brown miso paste Brown rice, to serve Salt and pepper METHOD 1.
In addition to providing collaborative workspace, MISo will allow entrepreneurs to use the space to start a business without all the up-front costs of buying equipment and insurance.
There was one common denominator: all of them ate miso soup daily.