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桜草 (sakurasō): a primrose plant.
Kanji in this term
さくら
Grade: 5
そう
Grade: 1
kun’yomi on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of  (さくら) (sakura, cherry blossom) +  (そう) (, grass).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

桜草 (hiragana さくらそう, katakana サクラソウ, rōmaji sakurasō, historical hiragana さくらさう)

  1. a primrose, specifically the Japanese primrose, Primula sieboldii

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as サクラソウ.

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN