国色

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 國色 (“most beautiful woman of a country; national beauty; peony”).
(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
Alternative spelling
國色 (kyūjitai)

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]

(こく)(しょく) (kokushoku (kyūjitai 國色)

  1. most beautiful woman of a country
  2. peony

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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