片栗粉

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Jinmeiyō Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

Originally produced from the 片栗 ‎(かたくり, katakuri, katakuri lily) (Erythronium japonicum), hence the term, it in now largely produced from potatoes, as these are much cheaper, but the term is retained.

Noun[edit]

片栗粉 ‎(hiragana かたくりこ, romaji katakuriko)

  1. (cooking) potato starch