木耳

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Chinese[edit]

tree; wood ear
simp. and trad.
(木耳)

Etymology[edit]

From (tree, wood) + (ear).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

木耳

  1. wood ear; tree ear; black fungus (Auricularia nigricans <= Auricularia polytricha)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ki (tree) and kurage (jellyfish). The kanji are ateji.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

木耳 (hiragana きくらげ, romaji kikurage)

  1. a type of fungi belonging to the Auriculariaceae family; Auricularia auricula-judae