伊勢海老

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Japanese[edit]

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Jinmeiyō

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Etymology[edit]

From  () () (Ise, a bay in central Japan) +  () () (ebi, shrimp), from its appearance resembling a giant shrimp.

The use of 海老 is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓).

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Noun[edit]

伊勢海老 (hiragana いせえび, katakana イセエビ, rōmaji Ise ebi)

  1. a Japanese spiny lobster (Panulirus japonicus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN