zafu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese 座蒲, "cattail seat"; Chinese 蒲团.

Noun[edit]

zafu (plural zafus)

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  1. A round cushion used for sitting during meditation.
    • 2007 February 4, Dan Shaw, “As Always, Mother Knows Best”, New York Times:
      The cushions on the living room floor — a zabuton and zafu, to be exact — are used for daily Buddhist-influenced meditation.