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桜桃 (ōtō, sakuranbō): Japanese cultivated cherries.
Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: 5
とう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology 1Edit

/autau//ɔːtɔː//oːtoː/

From Middle Chinese 櫻桃 (MC ʔˠɛŋ dɑu, literally “cherry; cherry tree + peach; peach-shaped fruit”). The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

桜桃 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 櫻桃, hiragana おうとう, rōmaji ōtō, historical hiragana あうたう)

  1. the western cherry tree, also known as the wild cherry, Prunus avium
    Synonym: 西 (せい) (よう) () (ざくら) (seiyō mizakura)
  2. the fruit of the western cherry tree
  3. the Chinese cherry tree, Prunus pseudocerasus
    Synonym:  () () () (ざくら) (shina mizakura)
  4. the fruit of the Chinese cherry tree
  5. the Nanking cherry tree, also known as the downy cherry, Prunus tomentosa
    Synonym:  (ゆすら) (うめ) (yusura ume)
  6. the fruit of the Nanking cherry tree
  7. (figuratively) a beautiful woman
  8. (figuratively) the lips of a beautiful woman

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
さくら
Grade: 5
Grade: S
Irregular

NounEdit

桜桃 (hiragana さくらんぼう, rōmaji sakuranbō, alternative reading さくらんぼ, katakana サクランボ, rōmaji sakuranbo)

  1. Alternative spelling of 桜ん坊 (sakuranbō, cherry).[2]

ReferencesEdit

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