赤茄子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

(aka, red) +‎ 茄子 (nasu, eggplant)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

赤茄子 (hiragana あかなす, rōmaji akanasu)

  1. (obsolete) Synonym of トマト (tomato, tomato)
    • 村井弦斎, 食道楽, 冬の巻
      その (うえ)から (しろ)ソースとか赤茄子 (あかなす)ソースとか適宜 (てきぎ)のソースをかけて ()べます。[1]
      Sono ue kara shiro sōsu toka akanasu sōsu toka tekigi no sōsu o kakete tabemasu.
      And after that it is topped with suitable sauces such as white sauce and tomato sauce and eaten.