蕃瓜樹

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ばん
Jinmeiyō

Jinmeiyō
じゅ
Grade: 6
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Listed in some Japanese dictionaries[1][2] as the Chinese name for papaya; however, this term does not appear in Chinese dictionaries.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蕃瓜樹 (hiragana ばんかじゅ, rōmaji bankaju, historical hiragana ばんくわじゆ)

  1. Synonym of パパイア (papaia, papaya), referring specifically to the tree and not the fruit

Usage notes[edit]

Exceedingly rare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9