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ChineseEdit

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
dust; powder
simp. and trad.
(白粉)
Literally: “white powder”.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

白粉

  1. face powder, or any other white cosmetic powder
  2. white chalk or white paint
  3. face paint
  4. white flour
  5. (slang) drugs, especially heroin

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (白粉):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 4
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NounEdit

白粉 (hiragana おしろい, rōmaji oshiroi)

  1. (cometics) powder, face powder, white powder used as a base for cosmetics
    紅白粉 (べにおしろい)
    beni oshiroi
    rouge and powder; make-up

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
しら
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

(white) +‎ (powder)

NounEdit

白粉 (hiragana しらこ, rōmaji shirako, alternative reading はくふん, rōmaji hakufun)

  1. bloom, a powdery coating on the surface of certain fruit, such as grapes or plums
    ブドウに白粉 (しらこ)がふいた。
    Budō ni shirako ga fuita.
    Bloom formed on the grapes.