金銀花

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See also: 金银花

Chinese[edit]

metal; money; gold
trad. (金銀花) 銀花
simp. (金银花) 银花

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

金銀花

  1. flower of the Japanese honeysuckle or Lonicera japonica (A flower used in traditional Chinese medicine to "detoxify" and to treat influenza.)

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Japanese[edit]

金銀花 (kinginka): the Japanese honeysuckle.
Kanji in this term
きん
Grade: 1
ぎん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese. Literally “gold silver flower”. Compare modern Chinese 金銀花金银花.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

金銀花 (hiragana きんぎんか, rōmaji kinginka)

  1. (rare) the Japanese honeysuckle plant, Lonicera japonica.
  2. the flower of the Japanese honeysuckle

Usage notes[edit]

More commonly called スイカズラ (​suikazura) in Japanese.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9