歯黒

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
くろ > ぐろ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

歯黒 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 齒黑, hiragana はぐろ, rōmaji haguro)

  1. cosmetically blackened teeth, popular in Japan from ancient times and lasting up until the Meiji period (late 1800s)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is more commonly spelled with the honorific o- prefix. Kanji forms (with the o-) include the following: