薩摩芋

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さつ
Jinmeiyō

Grade: S
いも
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

So called as it is produced in Satsuma Province, today part of western Kagoshima Prefecture. It is related to the introduction from international trade (Nanban trade) prior 鎖国(さこく) (sakoku) era.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(さつ)()(いも) (Satsuma imo

  1. sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)
    Synonyms: 唐芋 (karaimo, tōimo), 甘藷 (kansho), 蕃藷 (bansho), 琉球薯 (Ryūkyū imo)
    Hypernym: 昼顔 (hirugao)

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: satsumaimo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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