さくら

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Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of さくら – see the following entries.
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[noun] a cherry tree, in Japanese contexts particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, yet not limited to it
[noun] Short for 桜花 (sakurabana): a cherry blossom
[noun] Short for 桜木 (sakuragi): cherry wood
[noun] Short for 桜皮 (sakuragawa): cherry bark
[noun] Short for 桜色 (sakura-iro): cherry blossom pink
[noun] Short for 桜襲, 桜重 (sakura-gasane): a layered style of wearing kimono with one layer in the sakura-iro color
[noun] Short for 桜肉 (sakura niku): horsemeat, from its pinkish color
[noun] Short for 桜湯 (sakurayu): cherry blossom tea
[noun] Synonym of 天保一分銀 (Tenpō ichibugin): a rectangular silver coin issued during the Tenpō era (1830-1844), so called for its cherry blossom pattern; worth one-quarter of a (ryō)
[noun] (card games) the suit of cherry blossoms in a hanafuda deck, representing the month of March
[noun] (Kansai) a class of prostitute in the red-light district
[noun] the middle of the dorsal fin of a fish
[noun] (theater, historical) during the Edo Period, a special box or balcony seat for a hired applauder, someone requested to cheer on the performers
[noun] (slang) a shill, capper, or come-on working for a store, auction, or even a swindle, who is paid to attract customers or marks
[noun] (slang) an ear
[noun] Short for 桜炭, 佐倉炭 (Sakura-zumi): a high-quality (sumi, charcoal) made in 佐倉 (Sakura) in Chiba Prefecture, using as ateji for 佐倉
[proper noun] a female given name
[proper noun] a placename
[proper noun] a surname
[proper noun] a piece of koto music, often entitled Sakura Sakura in English:
[proper noun] a piece of music played at the start of 平曲 (Heikyoku, retelling of The Tale of the Heike with 琵琶 (biwa) lute accompaniment)
Alternative spelling
サクラ
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[proper noun] a female given name
[proper noun] a surname
佐倉
[proper noun] a surname
[proper noun] Sakura (a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan)
(This term, さくら, is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as さくら, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as さくら.)