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- The seed spike or raceme of the cattail or bulrush plant.
- (From the resemblance to a cattail seed spike in shape and sometimes color): A traditional Japanese fishcake: any of various processed seafood products made from surimi, in which whitefish is pureed, formed into loaves, and steamed until firm.
- 蒲鉾芋 (かまぼこいも, kamaboko imo): Grated 山芋 (yamaimo), wheat flour, and arrowroot mixed, placed on a board, steamed, and made to look like kamaboko.
- 蒲鉾形 (かまぼこがた, kamabokogata; かまぼこなり, kamaboko nari): A domed shape like a kamaboko loaf placed on a board.
- 蒲鉾小屋 (かまぼこごや, kamabokogoya): A rough hut shaped like a kamaboko loaf, made of bent bamboo and covered in rushes.
- 蒲鉾箍 (かまぼこたが, kamaboko taga): A brass or copper hoop such as for a barrel or yutō that is wide in the middle and narrow at the edges, similar in shape to a kamaboko loaf.
- 蒲鉾豆腐 (かまぼこどうふ, kamabokodōfu): Tōfu mixed with walnuts, placed on a board, steamed, and made to look like kamaboko.
- 蒲鉾味噌 (かまぼこみそ, kamaboko miso): Surimi mixed with white miso, cracked 山椒 (sanshō, “Japanese pepper”), minced ginger, soy sauce, and optionally other ingredients, and simmered in saké over low heat.
- 蒲鉾道 (かまぼこみち, kamaboko michi): A road where the surface bulges up in the center and is lower on the edges, similar in shape to a kamaboko loaf.
- 蒲鉾弓 (かまぼこゆみ, kamaboko yumi): A type of bow made of zelkova wood with a layer of bamboo on the outside, similar in shape to a kamaboko loaf. Popular from the late Heian Period.