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nori \no"ri\, n. [Jap.] A type of dried seaweed, pressed into sheets and used as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi.


n. A type of seaweed, laver, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.


is the Japanese name for edible seaweed species of the red algae genus Pyropia, including P. yezoensis and P. tenera. Nori is familiar in the United States and other countries as an ingredient of sushi, being referred to as "nori" (as the Japanese do) or simply as seaweed. Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking.

Pyropia is also called laver in Wales and other English-speaking countries.

Nori (disambiguation)

Nori is the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species.

Nori may also refer to:

  • Norry or nori, the "bamboo trains" of Cambodia
  • NORI, a type of engineering brick from Accrington, UK.
  • Nori (Middle-earth), a fictional dwarf that appears in The Hobbit
  • Nór, the legendary first king of Norway
  • Sandra Nori, a retired Australian politician
  • Nori Takatsu, a Japanese language researcher who is a recognized authority on the Grammar_translation Method of Second-language acquisition
  • Nori, the name of a mermaid in the movie Barbie: Mermaidia

Usage examples of "nori".

With Nori twenty-two and Kettre twenty-four, that was as close as any of their traits had ever been.

When Kettre went into the cities, Nori had gone to the eastern counties where the forests were even thicker.

Last ninan, three days after Payne and Nori had joined the caravan, the weibers had gotten loose while Nori was waterproofing her gloves.

Even Nori and Payne had done a turn yesterday, helping guard the ores.

Aside from him and Nori, there were twenty-two other young men and women riding to Test.

With the dnu this anxious, Nori had probably been roped into helping to soothe them.

Now that hatred was aimed at Nori as if they could sense the taint within her.

It had been all the wolves could do to slow them down while Nori tore the pups from the earthen den and ran for the rocks.

The punch of lupine dread of the cliffs made Nori almost bolt from the ruts.

The packsong bristled, and Nori dragged in air that was flat and wrong.

Only because they could also sense the grey in her, not just the taint, and because their need to defend the pups was stronger than their fear, had they gone after the worlags and let Nori climb out with the pups.

His life in a nutshell: always watching out for Nori, always responsible for her.

Four of his packmates went with him, but Helt and Vesh hovered by Nori, lunged away, and came back to their pups again.

The other wolves had recognized the link that was forming between Nori and Grey Rishte.

Even if the wolves accepted Nori into the pack, they would be a precarious safety.