bonsai

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See also: bonsaï, bonsái, and Bonsai

English[edit]

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A bonsai maple tree.

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 盆栽 (ぼんさい bonsai), from Middle Chinese (bwon "bowl") + (tsoj "to plant") (compare Mandarin pénzāi 盆栽).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bonsai (countable and uncountable, plural bonsai or bonsais)

  1. (countable) A tree or plant that has been miniaturized by planting it in a small pot, restricting its roots, and by careful pruning.
  2. (uncountable) The art of planting and growing trees or plants in such a manner.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bonsai

  1. rōmaji reading of ぼんさい

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 盆栽 (bonsai).

Noun[edit]

bonsai n (indeclinable)

  1. bonsai

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bonsai m (plural bonsais)

  1. (countable) bonsai (a miniaturised tree or plant)
  2. (uncountable) bonsai (the art of growing miniaturised trees or plants)