Nori (海苔) is the Japanese name for edible seaweed (a “sea vegetable”) species of the red algae genus Pyropia, including P. yezoensis and P. tenera. It has a strong and distinctive flavor. It is used chiefly in Japanese cuisine as an ingredient to wrap rolls of sushi or onigiri, in which case the term refers to the dried sheets.
The finished dried sheets are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. They are sold in packs in grocery stores for culinary purposes. Since nori sheets easily absorb water from the air and degrade, a desiccant is needed when storing nori for any significant time.
A red alga/seaweed, Porphyra umbilicalis (syn. Porphyra laciniata), eaten as a vegetable.
Other seaweeds similar in appearance or use, especially:
One who laves: a washer.
Where one laves, a washroom, particularly a lavatorium, the washing area in a monastery.
That which laves, particularly a washbasin.
A type of seaweed, a red alga, laver (genus noshow=1, including species noshow=1 and noshow=1).
The seaweed, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.