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Compound of 撒 (maki, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “stem form”) of verb 撒く (maku, “to scatter, to cast, to sow”)) + 菱 (hishi, “a water chestnut; the rhomboid shape of a water chestnut; a caltrop”). The hishi changes to bishi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).
- (weaponry) a caltrop; more specifically, the kind of caltrop that is thrown or scattered