Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Japanese food that is made from steamed, fermented soybeans and that has a stringy, mucilaginous texture and a strong smell.

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  • noun a traditional Japanese food product made from fermented soybeans

Etymologies

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

[Japanese nattō : Japanese na(t)- (probably as in nassho, temple storehouse, where natto was kept), variant form of , to bring in, put away, offer, accept (from earlier napu, from Early Middle Chinese nap, to offer; also the source of Mandarin ) + Japanese , bean (from Middle Chinese tɦəw`; also the source of Mandarin dòu); see tofu.]

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From Japanese 納豆 (なっとう, nattō).

Examples

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  • A pungent fermented soybean dish.

    July 4, 2008

  • A pungent fermented soybean dish.

    July 4, 2008

  • Love the tag.

    July 23, 2008

  • Natt�? (�?��?��?��?� or �?豆, Natt�?) is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans, popular especially for breakfast. As a rich source of protein, natt�? and the soybean paste miso formed a vital source of nutrition in feudal Japan. For some, natt�? can be an acquired taste due to its powerful smell, strong flavor, and sticky consistency. In Japan natt�? is most popular in the eastern regions, including Kant�?, T�?hoku, and Hokkaido.

    January 18, 2009

  • Natto miso is very nice.

    January 18, 2009