Definition of natto in English:

natto

noun

  • A Japanese dish of steamed, fermented soybeans, with a sticky texture and strong flavour.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Japanese nattō from na(t)- to keep in store, to supply (perhaps here representing nassho temple office from na(t)- + -sho place) + -tō bean; all elements from Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation

natto

/ˈnatəʊ/