Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horizontal Japanese decorative scroll featuring pictures or calligraphy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of Japanese hand scroll which unrolls horizontally; laterally on a flat surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A roll, as of silk; specifically, a Japanese picture or writing, generally of considerable length, that is kept rolled up, and not suspended as a kakemono.

Etymologies

Japanese, scroll : maki, rolled + mono, thing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 巻物 (まきもの, makimono) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Single grain sushi is sold in plates of 10 or 12 (arranged in a circle with a couple of strips of leek in the middle to form the hands of a clock) and features all the typical sushi, including makimono, tako, tamago, ikura, kohata, anago, ebi, ika, Otoro and kanpachi.

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  • Single grain sushi is sold in plates of 10 or 12 arranged in a circle with a couple of strips of leek in the middle to form the hands of a clock and features all the typical sushi, including makimono, tako, tamago, ikura, kohata, anago, ebi, ika, Otoro and kanpachi…

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  • An exotic fusion of Asian and Southeast Asian flavors, Zen boasts Teppanyaki, yakitori, Korean barbecue and a noodle bar, along with fresh sushi, sashimi, tamaki and makimono.

    India's Most Expensive Restaurants

  • A 10-metre long makimono, or vertical scroll, depicts a night procession of 100 Yukihide demons, grimacing in a very modern way.

    The Guardian World News

  • The most questionable expressions of Macku's creativity where it comes to fish remain: while you can almost understand the combination of smoked salmon and Laughing Cow cheese, rolling it into unagi makimono just seems like provocation for its own sake.

    Chicago Reader

  • If you are not crazy about sushi then there is still plenty to choose from: salads, some great appetizers (any combination of which would make a great meal in themselves) traditional Japanese dishes like teriyaki (did you know that teriyaki is a cooking technique, not a specific recipe?), tempura and makimono rolls.

    Homepage

  • A makimono roll of scallop, cucumber, and salt-cured plum capped with tobiko fish roe served with ume plum paste pooled in white truffle oil.

    Miami New Times | Complete Issue

  • These thin sheets of roasted nori seaweed are the traditional wrapping for making makimono rolls.

    The Kitchn

  • Nippostrongylus kendo kyu nisei kesa-gatame kyudo No keyaki linked verse nogaku kiaki mai noh kibei maiko nori kiku makimono norimon Kikuchi mama-san norito kikumon mamushi noshi kikyo mana notan ki-mon matsu nunchakus kimono matsuri oban kimono sleeve matsuyama, adj. obang kin mebos obe kiri medaka obi kirigami Meiji odori kirimon menuki ofuro kirin metake o-goshi koan miai oiran mikado ojime sub mikan Okayama, adj. kobang Mikimoto Okazaki kobe, adj.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

  • (sliced raw fish), nigiri (rice topped with sliced fish), makimono (rolled rice with meat, seafood and veggie fillings) and hand rolls.

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