銀木犀

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JapaneseEdit

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銀木犀 (ginmokusei): The sweet osmanthus, with white blossoms.
Kanji in this term
ぎん
Grade: 3
もく
Grade: 1
せい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(gin, silver) +‎ 木犀 ‎(mokusei, sweet/fragrant osmanthus).[1][2]

NounEdit

銀木犀 ‎(hiragana ぎんもくせい, katakana ギンモクセイ, romaji ginmokusei)

  1. The white-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 ギンモクセイ.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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