国色

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 國色.
(This term, 国色, is the simplified form of 國色.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
しょく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 國色 (kwok srik, literally nation + beauty). Compare modern Mandarin 國色国色 (guósè, “most beautiful woman of a country; peony”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

国色 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 國色, hiragana こくしょく, rōmaji kokushoku)

  1. most beautiful woman of a country
  2. peony

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9