Definitions

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

  • n. A Japanese dish consisting of very thin bite-size slices of fresh raw fish, traditionally served with soy sauce and wasabi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Thin slices or pieces of raw fish which can be salmon, yellowfin, etc., eaten alone or in sushi (formed sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very thinly sliced raw fish

Etymologies

Japanese : sasu, to prick, stab + mi, body, meat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 刺身 (sashimi, "sliced raw fish"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The meal will include nigiri, rolls and sashimi from the Tataki menu.

    Sustainable sushi seminar

  • My favorite sashimi is white tuna, and my favorite seafood is pretty much anything.

    24 Hours

  • My favorite sashimi is tuna, very * very* lightly seared in Shichimi Togarashi.

    24 Hours

  • Another good beginner roll using sashimi is sashimi-grade tuna and avocado.

    Monkey Maki

  • Regarding the fish, Pret says it couldn't source "sashimi" - grade salmon from anyone in Europe, and the Chilean farm is also said to be "fantastic" compared to others in Chile that pollute.

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  • Not too heavy, just right for spring. jenny - I don’t really see it, but many rolls do look like a caterpillar when they are wrapped in sashimi or veggies.

    Flying Tiger

  • John - Yeah, even in California I’m pretty sure most sashimi is flash frozen on the boat.

    Yellowtail Nigiri

  • But it turned out that Martin didn't really want sushi, which includes rice; he wanted all-you-can-eat sashimi, which is just fish.

    latimes.com - News

  • Sushi, but not sashimi, which is really what they mean.

    The ADD Blog at Comic Book Galaxy

  • Although carbohydrates are higher in nigiri sushi, which consists of fish on a bed of vinegary rice, than they are in sashimi, which is simply cut pieces of raw seafood, overall, it's pretty healthy.

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