Definitions

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  • noun Plural of nasus.

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Examples

  • DH and I shared a Vegetarian Rice Table, or rijsttafel often misspelled rijstaffel, a Dutch word that literally translates to "rice table", and is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch from the Indonesian feast called nasi padang:

    VANCOUVER WEEKEND: GRANVILLE ISLAND, EXOTIC VEG EATING

  • DH and I shared a Vegetarian Rice Table, or rijsttafel often misspelled rijstaffel, a Dutch word that literally translates to "rice table", and is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch from the Indonesian feast called nasi padang:

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • In Malaysia, a somewhat related recipe is called nasi kang kang.

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  • The dire situation means Sadumi's family, along with Tengger's majority Hindu community, have to eat what is locally known as nasi aron, or corn powder, to survive.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • In a leafy suburb just 10 minutes from KL Sentral, the city's main public transportation hub, Pinang Masak serves nasi campur, rice -- "nasi" means "cooked rice" -- with a selection of curries and other dishes, that tastes like it came from a Malay grandmother's kitchen.

    Stylish Street Food in Kuala Lumpur

  • Food stalls nearby also serve basic Indonesian fare such as nasi goreng, or Indonesian fried rice.

    Java, Indonesia

  • Obama continued his discussions with Yudhoyono, along with wife Michelle, at a state dinner where he was to be served favorite dishes from his Indonesia childhood such as nasi goreng and bakso fried rice and meatball soup.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This should include essential goods such as nasi-lemak, char-kuey-teow rice, sugar and salt.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • President Solitaire (02-255-7200) - Until Aug 14: The Dining Room features a Malaysian food promotion with dishes such as nasi lemak, mee goreng mamak, curry with jasmine rice and more.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Obama said he missed several local delicacies such as nasi goreng

    Language Log

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  • Nasi is both the plural and genitive (possessive) case of nasus. The genitive case nasi means "of the nose."

    July 22, 2011

  • Means rice in Indonesian and Malay, hence the images below (not of noses, one hopes) and the Indonesian comments in the Twatter feed.

    July 22, 2011