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Laver and Nori Definitions

Laver

A large basin used in the ancient Jewish Temple by a priest for ablutions before making a sacrificial offering.

Nori

An edible, dried preparation of red algae of the genus Porphyra.

Laver

(Archaic) A vessel or basin, especially one used for washing.

Nori

A type of seaweed, a red alga, laver (genus Pyropia, including species Pyropia yezoensis and Pyropia tenera).

Laver

Any of several dried edible seaweeds, especially red algae of the genus Porphyra and green algae of the genus Ulva.
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Nori

The seaweed, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.

Laver

A red alga/seaweed, Porphyra umbilicalis (syn. Porphyra laciniata), eaten as a vegetable.

Nori

A type of dried seaweed, pressed into sheets and used as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi.

Laver

Other seaweeds similar in appearance or use, especially:

Laver

Porphyra vulgaris
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Laver

One who laves: a washer.

Laver

Where one laves, a washroom, particularly a lavatorium, the washing area in a monastery.

Laver

That which laves, particularly a washbasin.

Laver

A vessel for washing; a large basin.

Laver

A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet.

Laver

That which washes or cleanses.

Laver

One who laves; a washer.

Laver

The fronds of certain marine algæ used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and Porphyra vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; - called also sloke, or sloakan.

Laver

Australian tennis player who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles titles in the same year; in 1969 he repeated this feat (born in 1938)

Laver

(Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions

Laver

Edible red seaweeds

Laver

Seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds

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