檳榔子

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檳榔子 (binrōji): a ripe areca nut.
Kanji in this term
びん
Hyōgaiji
ろう
Hyōgaiji
し > じ
Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 檳榔 (binrō, areca palm, betel palm) +‎ (shi, child, also used as a diminutive suffix). The shi changes to ji due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

檳榔子 (hiragana びんろうじ, katakana ビンロウジ, romaji binrōji, historical hiragana びんらうじ)

  1. areca nut or betel nut, the seed of the areca or betel palm, Areca catechu
  2. a dark red color used in dyeing

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms used in biology, this term is often spelled in katakana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9