なすび

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Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of なすび – see the following entry.
茄子
[noun] (archaic) Solanum melongena, the eggplant or aubergine
[noun] (archaic) a 茶入れ (chaire, tea container) in the shape of an eggplant
[noun] (figurative) poverty, destitution
[noun] a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) with designs of eggplant fruits, flowers, and leaves
[proper noun] a placename
Alternative spelling
ナスビ
(This term, なすび, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)