(in Japanese cuisine) a small oval block of cold rice topped with wasabi and a thin slice of fish, prawn, etc, and sometimes held together by a thin band of seaweed
[ni-geer-ee-zoo-shee] /nɪˈgɪər iˈzu ʃi/ noun 1. See under . [soo-shee] /ˈsu ʃi/ noun, Japanese Cookery. 1. cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri-zushi) or formed into a long seaweed-wrapped roll, often around strips of vegetable or raw fish, and sliced into bite-size pieces (maki-zushi) […]
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see nigger. nigra ni·gra (nī’grə) n. See substantia nigra.
[nahy-gres-uh nt] /naɪˈgrɛs ənt/ adjective 1. tending toward black; blackish. /naɪˈɡrɛsənt/ adjective 1. blackish; dark