Definitions

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

  • n. An edible, dried preparation of red algae of the genus Porphyra.

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  • n. A type of seaweed, laver, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A type of dried seaweed, pressed into sheets and used as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi.

Etymologies

Japanese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 海苔 (nori), literally "ocean moss". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Instead I fried a spelt burger, added it to a rice patty and wrapped it in nori to keep it together.

    Bento #216 « Were rabbits

  • Yes, I am that crazy and cut stuff in nori without any pre-sketching.

    Bento #70 – Totoro, Totoro « Were rabbits

  • You know, that stuff wrapped around sushi rolls (also known as nori) and used in salads.

    Gut bacteria—the ultimate Locavores

  • You know, that stuff wrapped around sushi rolls also known as nori and used in salads.

    Gut bacteria—the ultimate Locavores

  • Under that is barely steamed porgy with one small rectangle of freshwater nori, which is meatier than its saltwater cousin.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • On November 26, Noreum-Machi will stage a captivating virtuosic percussion performance known as Samulnori, a modernized stage adaptation of p'ungmul nori, which is a ritualistic celebration which originated from shamanism and animism and which is performed by rice farmers and professional musicians at harvest festivals.

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  • Today, Noreum-Machi will stage a captivating virtuosic percussion performance known as Samulnori, a modernized stage adaption of p'ungmul nori, which is a ritualistic celebration which originated from shamanism and animism and which is performed by rice farmers.

    Latest News

  • On a very subtle level, there are different flavors, such as nori, cheese, “spicy”, wasabi, soy sauce; and even sweetened crackers.

    Nagisa Age | The Anime Blog

  • Yesterday for breakfast I made a kind of nori-based soup, with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, tofu and soy; it was an experiment, and although it wasn't a failed one, it isn't worth running you through the steps because, frankly, it needs work.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A final 5-10% of the intake is from cooked beans and sea vegetables, such as nori or wakame.

    Medindia Health News

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