撫子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1

Noun[edit]

Dianthus

撫子 (hiragana なでしこ, katakana ナデシコ, romaji nadeshiko)

  1. A pink carnation flower of the genus, Dianthus, a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants, in the family, Caryophyllaceae.
  2. The Japanese women's national football team; nicknamed after the Large Pink.

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Proper noun[edit]

撫子 (hiragana なでしこ, romaji Nadeshiko)

  1. A female given name.

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