金木犀

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金木犀 (kinmokusei): The sweet osmanthus, with orange blossoms.
Kanji in this term
きん
Grade: 1
もく
Grade: 1
せい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(kin, gold, golden) +‎ 木犀 ‎(mokusei, sweet/fragrant osmanthus).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

金木犀 ‎(hiragana きんもくせい, katakana キンモクセイ, romaji kinmokusei)

  1. The orange-blooming variety of the sweet or fragrant olive, Osmanthus fragrans.

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as キンモクセイ.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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