サンゴ礁

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

サンゴ礁 ‎(hiragana さんごしょう, romaji sango shō, historical hiragana さんごせう)

  1. 珊瑚礁: a coral reef

Usage notes[edit]

As with many biology terms, the sango part is more commonly written in katakana, as サンゴ. However, due to the large number of homophones in Japanese, dictionaries will often list such terms under the kanji spelling for disambiguation purposes.