JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひいらぎ
Jinmeiyō
もち
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ヒイラギ) (hiiragi, holly osmanthus) + (モチ) (mochi, short for 黐の木 (mochi no ki), “Ilex integra, mochi tree).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) いらぎもち [hìírágíꜜmòchì] (Nakadaka – [4])[3]
  • IPA(key): [çiːɾa̠ɡʲi mo̞t͡ɕi]

NounEdit

(ひいらぎ)(もち) (hiiragi mochiひひらぎもち (fifiragimoti)?

  1. Synonym of 西洋柊 (seiyō hiiragi): Ilex aquifolium, English or European holly

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ヒイラギモチ.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN