Definition of nori in US English:

nori

noun

  • An edible seaweed, eaten either fresh or dried in sheets, especially by the Japanese.

    • ‘In Japan, production of wakame has been by far the greatest, kombu and nori in second and third places.’
    • ‘The seaweed-sheet wrapper, nori, could have been more toasty, less leathery.’
    • ‘Served with wasabi and nori, the waitress had some difficulty explaining which was which and had the good sense to ask for help.’
    • ‘At press time, the menu included a maki roll of raw coconut, nut-based ‘mayonnaise’, avocado, cucumber and nori.’
    • ‘Carefully turn nori so that rice side is facing down.’
    • ‘The ‘tomato sushi’ was a skinned raw tomato, seasoned and girdled in nori (the Japanese seaweed) to resemble a maki.’
    • ‘Yes, you can roll nori like an ice-cream cone and stuff it with anything from spring onion and eel to salmon roe and soy beans, but try eating it with chopsticks.’
    • ‘The most popular type of seaweed utilized by American sushi chefs is nori, which is classified as red algae, even though it grows purple and appears dark green in its dried form.’
    • ‘If you can't locate the rice paper rounds, nori - the toasted seaweed sheets used for sushi - are a good alternative.’
    • ‘Spread a cup of rice on a sheet of nori, leaving about an inch of uncovered nori at one end.’
    • ‘The most obvious wrapping is nori, the seaweed used to make sushi rolls.’
    • ‘Mix nori into rice and divide mixture into 1 1/2-ounce portions.’
    • ‘Garnish with pickled ginger, nori and sesame seeds to serve.’
    • ‘Boil equal parts nori and kombu with just enough purified water to cover.’
    • ‘One good source is nori - the seaweed traditionally used in the preparation of sushi, and widely available in health food stores.’
    • ‘To serve, place some rice and dashi broth into a soup bowl and top with some nori, Japanese leeks, and sesame seeds.’
    • ‘In Asia, rhodophytes are important sources of food, such as nori.’
    • ‘Six Ceduna Bay oysters were chilling on a bed of ice, topped with a mixture of shaved leek, soy sauce, lemon juice, wasabi and delicately garnished with a thin sheet of nori.’
    • ‘You may also want to eat iodine-rich foods like kelp, nori, and other seaweeds as often as once a day, and fish and shellfish two or three times a week.’
    • ‘The Japanese do eat a lot of seaweed - it's estimated that 10 per cent of their diet is composed of it, and most of that by the big three: nori, wakame, and kombu.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation

nori

/ˈnôrē/