Definitions

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

  • noun A very pungent green Japanese condiment made from the root of the herb Wasabia japonica (syn. Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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
  • noun a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root

Etymologies

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

[Japanese.]

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From Japanese 山葵 (わさび, wasabi).

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