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仙人掌

ChineseEdit

immortal in charge of; palm of hand
simp. and trad.
(仙人掌)
仙人

EtymologyEdit

  • 仙人 ("immortal" since cacti are resistant to harsh weather and live a long time) + ("palm", since some cacti resemble hands)

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NounEdit

仙人掌

  1. cactus

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1 Grade: S

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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese sabão (soap) + (te, hand).

NounEdit

仙人掌 (hiragana さぼてん, katakana サボテン, romaji saboten)

  1. cactus