bonsai

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See also: bonsaï, bonsái, and Bonsai

English[edit]

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A bonsai maple tree.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 盆栽 (bonsai), from Middle Chinese (MC buən, “bowl”) + (MC t͡sʌi, d͡zʌiH, “to plant”).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bonsai (countable and uncountable, plural bonsai or bonsais)

  1. (countable) A tree or plant that has been miniaturized by planting it in a small pot, restricting its roots, and by careful pruning.
  2. (uncountable) The art of planting and growing trees or plants in such a manner.

Verb[edit]

bonsai (third-person singular simple present bonsais, present participle bonsaiing, simple past and past participle bonsaied)

  1. (transitive) To make into a bonsai by restricting the roots and pruning.
    • 2001, Dennis Parks, Living in the Country Growing Weird (page 50)
      Could I be a father who was, so to speak, bonsaiing his children, trimming urban roots, and then twisting the emerging branches?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bonsai

  1. Misspelling of banzai.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 盆栽.

Noun[edit]

bonsai

  1. (countable) bonsai tree
  2. (uncountable) art of bonsai

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 盆栽 (bonsai), from Middle Chinese (MC buən, “bowl”) + (MC t͡sʌi, d͡zʌiH, “to plant”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bon.sai/
  • Hyphenation: bon‧sai

Noun[edit]

bonsai (plural bonsai-bonsai, first-person possessive bonsaiku, second-person possessive bonsaimu, third-person possessive bonsainya)

  1. A tree or plant that has been miniaturized by planting it in a small pot, restricting its roots, and by careful pruning.
  2. The art of planting and growing trees or plants in such a manner.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bonsai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼんさい

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 盆栽 (bonsai).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔn.saj/, /ˈbɔ̃.saj/, //

Noun[edit]

bonsai n

  1. bonsai

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

Further reading[edit]

  • bonsai in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 盆栽 (ぼんさい, bonsai).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bonsai m (plural bonsais)

  1. bonsai (a miniaturised tree or plant)
  2. (uncountable) bonsai (the art of growing miniaturised trees or plants)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bonsai m (plural bonsais)

  1. bonsai