歯黒

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
くろ > ぐろ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

歯黒 (hiragana はぐろ, romaji haguro)

  1. cosmetically blackened teeth, popular in Japan from ancient times and lasting up until the Meiji period (late 1800s)

Usage notesEdit

This word is more commonly spelled with the honorific o- prefix. Kanji forms (with the o-) include the following:

  • 御歯黒
  • お歯黒
  • 鉄漿
Last modified on 29 August 2013, at 08:02