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  • n. A plant, Hedysarum alpinum, whose edible root is consumed by the Inuit of Alaska.


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From Inupiak masu.


  • But we also drink it in a square wooden box called a masu.

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  • They injected newly hatched but sterile Asian masu salmon with sperm-growing cells from rainbow trout — and watched the salmon grow up to produce trout.

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  • There are 10 salmonid fish such as chum, pink and masu salmon Onchorhyncus keta, O. gorbuscha and O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char Salvelinus leucomaenis, and Japanese hucho Hucho perryi.

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  • One watershed adjacent to the Bystrinsky Nature Park contains eleven species of salmonid fish, several being considered nationally threatened: king Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, silver O. kisutch, both resident and anadromous forms of sockeye salmon O. nerka and steelhead and rainbow trout Salmo mykiss, chum O. keta, pink O. gorbuscha and cherry salmon O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char S. leucomaenis, and whitefish Coregonis ssp.

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  • Not in meaning "do not come", but rather "can not come". kaneru attaches to the same form that -masu does called 連用形 in Japanese.

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  • One phrase reads: Velθina hinθa cape muni-cle-t masu = "Velthina below (hinθa) was entombed (masu) with the sarcophagus (cape) in this plot (muni-cle-t)."

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  • The name must derive however from a word used for "burial" or "entombment" built on the verb mas since its participle form masu is found twice in the Cippus Perusinus CPer A.xiv, A.xvii.

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  • Then a hot pot of cherry trout (sakura masu), whose season also lasts only a few weeks in spring.

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  • A ceramic dish of sea salt is placed on the table, and Eva-san sets me straight: I'm to put a pinch of the salt on a corner of the masu, drink from that corner, raising the masu and ceramic saucer together, replenish the salt in the corner whenever I want, and in the end drink all the spillage in the saucer; then order more sake and do it again.

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  • The waitress pours us some, letting the cold sake overflow to the ceramic saucer beneath the masu, the sake box, made of the same pale wood, hinoki — a cypress that grows only in Japan — from which the best sushi-bar counters are crafted.

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