aburachan seed

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 油瀝青 (アブラチャン, aburachan), from Japanese (あぶら, abura, oil) + ちゃん (chan, pitch).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑ.bə.ɹəˈt͡ʃɑn sid/

NounEdit

aburachan seed (plural aburachan seeds)

  1. (botany) The seed of a Japanese shrub, Benzoin praecox that yields an aromatic oil.

ReferencesEdit

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
Last modified on 25 February 2014, at 09:23