木犀

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木犀 金木犀

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 木犀.

NounEdit

木犀 (hiragana もくせい, katakana モクセイ, romaji mokusei)

  1. Osmanthus fragrans, variously called the sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, or fragrant olive: an evergreen shrub or small tree of the Oleaceae family, native to Asia

Derived termsEdit

  • 木犀花 (もくせいか, mokuseika): the flower of the fragrant olive
  • 金木犀 (きんもくせい, キンモクセイ, kinmokusei): orange-blooming variety of the fragrant olive
  • 銀木犀 (ぎんもくせい, ギンモクセイ, ginmokusei): white-blooming variety of the fragrant olive

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mùxī
Zhuyin ㄇㄨˋ ㄒㄧ
IPA (key) /mu⁵¹ ɕi⁵⁵/

NounEdit

木犀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mùxī)

  1. sweet osmanthus (the plant)

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Related termsEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 19:51