Japanese

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Kanji in this term
くり
Jinmeiyō
きん
Grade: 1
とん
Grade: 5
kun’yomi kan’on kan’yōon
Alternative spelling
栗金團 (kyūjitai)

Noun

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(くり)(きん)(とん) (kurikinton

  1. A confection made from boiled, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed with sweetened chestnuts
    • 2015 March 2, “‘Kurikinton’ to ieba, dotchi? [Which one is ‘kurikinton’?]”, in J-Town Net[1], archived from the original on 29 December 2016:
      (くり)(きん)(とん)」という(かん)()()てられ、(きん)(だん)()とか(きん)()(とん)という()()がある。(しょう)(ばい)(はん)(じょう)(きん)(うん)(ざい)(うん)をもたらすとして、(しょう)(がつ)のおせち(りょう)()(てい)(ばん)である。
      Kurikinton” to iu kanji ga aterare, kin no dango toka kin no futon to iu imi ga aru. shōbaihanjō kin'un zaiun o motarasu to shite, shōgatsu no osechi ryōri no teiban dearu.
      Written as “栗金団” (kurikinton), this word seems to mean “gold dumpling” or “gold quilt”. Associated with prosperity, wealth, and good fortune, it is a staple of New Year osechi cuisine.

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