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Noun: wasabi  wu'saa-bi
  1. A Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root
  2. 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

Derived forms: wasabis

Type of: condiment, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family

Encyclopedia: Wasabi