Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lemur.
  • n. A form of sushi that is rolled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lemur. See lemur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A true lemur or macaco, such as the ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta. Dwarf makis are species of the genus Chirogaleus. See cut under Chirogaleus.

Etymologies

From French, from native name. (Wiktionary)
From Japanese 巻き, from 巻く (maku, "to roll"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Your last name, Hill, is a translation of the Finnish word "maki," which enters the novel as Annie's surname.

    Ingrid Hill - An interview with author

  • I was just getting up from a lie-down and thinking, "Well, I failed my nap roll," and it hit me: hockey maki is really good, but what we need is gamer maki.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • So, the “Philly Roll” really should be a “New York Roll” and whatever this nice looking maki is should be called something else.

    Monday Sushi?

  • He eventually gave her some in maki form, which she patted carefully, deconstructed, and ate ... except for the tuna, which was very neatly denuded of all grains of rice.) 4.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • A selection of nigiri sushi, maki rolls, pork belly, duck sausage, farm greens with ginger dressing and other Japanese specialties are offered for lunch or dinner through Monday.

    Restaurant Week's extended course

  • She knows how Olympia works after years of leading Washington Public Campaigns: negotiating with state legislators, public campaign advocates and policy wonks, of researching money-in-politics issues, and representing the district at the party at the state party level. maki

    Vying to Win Open Seat in 34th District, State House Candidates Make Their Pitch « PubliCola

  • Major-General William Borthwick maki-e malapropisms malhavelins

    The Cards

  • A further element of kintsugi is maki-e, the gradual accumulation of surface effects impressed, as it were, upon the dozens of thin coats of lacquer resin (although I think they are built up by means of the brush), for example a vibrant network of minuscule leaves and flowers.

    Broken China

  • The fancier kinds of sushi, even the tekka maki tuna at the center of a tight roll but especially all the nigiri zushi with sashimi perched atop an elongated ball of sushi rice, was for special family dinners at expensive restaurants.

    Gil Asakawa: Noodling on a Theme: A Colorado Ramen Roundup

  • Why not go with a trio of commonly ordered items such as salmon nigiri, tuna maki and tamago?

    Sushi: an impossible food-wine pairing? | Dr Vino's wine blog

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  • what is commonly called a 'sushi roll'

    May 11, 2009