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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 compound 櫻桃 (/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
  2. the fruit of the western cherry tree
  3. the Chinese cherry tree, Prunus pseudocerasus
  4. the fruit of the Chinese cherry tree
  5. the Nanking cherry tree, also known as the downy cherry, Prunus tomentosa
  6. the fruit of the Nanking cherry tree
  7. (figuratively) a beautiful woman
  8. (figuratively) the lips of a beautiful woman
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

Alternate spelling for 桜ん坊 (sakuranbō).[2]

NounEdit

桜桃 (hiragana さくらんぼう, rōmaji sakuranbō) (alternative reading hiragana さくらんぼ, romaji sakuranbo)

  1. 桜ん坊: (fruit) cherry (mostly used for Japanese cherries)
Usage notesEdit

See the 桜ん坊 entry for further detail.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan