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

  • n. A very pungent green Japanese condiment made from the root of the herb Eutrema wasabi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pungent green Japanese condiment made from the plant Wasabia japonica.
  • n. An imitation of this condiment made from horseradish with green dye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the mustard family, Alliaria wasabi, cultivated in Japan for its roots, which taste like horse-radish. The grated root is served with the raw fish which forms such a prominent part of a Japanese meal.

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

  • n. the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish
  • n. a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root

Etymologies

Japanese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 山葵 (わさび, wasabi). (Wiktionary)

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