|Kanji in this term|
|Grade: 5||Grade: S|
桜桃 (hiragana おうとう, historical hiragana あうたう, romaji ōtō)
- alternate for 桜 (sakura): a cherry tree
- the 西洋実桜 (seiyō mizakura), the wild cherry, Prunus avium
- the 英桃 (yusura ume), the downy cherry, Prunus tomentosa
- (euphemistic) a beautiful woman; a beautiful woman's lips
Possibly a compound of 桜 (sakura, “cherry tree”) + の (no, “possessive particle”) + 穂 (ho, “a bud or fruit towards the end of a long stem”). The no contacts to n. The ho changes to bo due to rendaku (連濁).
Alternately, a compound of 桜 (sakura, “cherry tree”) + の (no, “possessive particle”) + 坊 (bō, “a monk”), also used as a suffix to indicate affection, also used to allude to the round smooth shape of a monk's shaven head.