aburachan seed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 油瀝青 (アブラチャン, aburachan), from Japanese (あぶら, abura, oil) + ちゃん (chan, pitch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑ.bə.ɹəˈt͡ʃɑn sid/

Noun[edit]

aburachan seed (plural aburachan seeds)

  1. (botany) The seed of a Japanese shrub, Benzoin praecox that yields an aromatic oil.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8