柳葉魚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From Ainu susam, presumably from susu (willow) + ham (leaf). “Willow leaf” is due to the fish’s slender shape, similar to the shape of a willow leaf. Kanji are jukujikun, literally “willow leaf fish”.

Noun[edit]

柳葉魚 (hiragana ししゃも, romaji shishamo)

  1. Spirinchus lanceolatus, a Japanese smelt.

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