木犀

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木犀 金木犀

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 木犀.

Noun[edit]

木犀 (hiragana もくせい, katakana モクセイ, romaji mokusei)

  1. Osmanthus fragrans, variously called the sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, or fragrant olive: an evergreen shrub or small tree of the Oleaceae family, native to Asia

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mùxī
Zhuyin ㄇㄨˋ ㄒㄧ
IPA (key) /mu⁵¹ ɕi⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

木犀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mùxī)

  1. sweet osmanthus (the plant)

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