白粉

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Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
dust; powder
simp. and trad.
(白粉)
Literally: “white powder”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

白粉

  1. face powder, or any other white cosmetic powder
  2. white chalk or white paint
  3. face paint
  4. white flour
  5. (slang) drugs, especially heroin

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (白粉):

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Noun[edit]

白粉 (hiragana おしろい, rōmaji oshiroi)

  1. (cometics) powder, face powder, white powder used as a base for cosmetics
    紅白粉 (べにおしろい)
    beni oshiroi
    rouge and powder; make-up

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しら
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

(white) +‎ (powder)

Noun[edit]

白粉 (hiragana しらこ, rōmaji shirako, alternative reading はくふん, rōmaji hakufun)

  1. bloom, a powdery coating on the surface of certain fruit, such as grapes or plums
    ブドウに白粉 (しらこ)がふいた。
    Budō ni shirako ga fuita.
    Bloom formed on the grapes.