[jap-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis/
of, relating to, or characteristic of , its people, or their language.
noun, plural Japanese.
a native or inhabitant of .
a person of Japanese ancestry.
the language of .
Abbreviation: Japn., Japn.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language
(pl) -nese. a native or inhabitant of Japan or a descendant of one
the official language of Japan: the native language of approximately 100 million people: considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages
1580s, Iapones; see Japan + -ese. Japanese beetle attested from 1919, accidentally introduced in U.S. 1916 in larval stage in a shipment of Japanese iris.
[jap-uh-nez-uh-ree, -nez-uh-ree; French zha-paw-nezuh-ree] /ˌdʒæp əˌnɛz əˈri, -ˈnɛz ə ri; French ʒa pɔ nɛzəˈri/ noun 1. stylistic characteristics, as in art, decor, or film, influenced by or reflective of Japanese culture and tradition. 2. something, as an art object, displaying these characteristics.
[juh-pon-i-kuh] /dʒəˈpɒn ɪ kə/ noun 1. the camellia, Camellia japonica, having waxy flowers in a variety of colors. /dʒəˈpɒnɪkə/ noun 1. Also called Japanese quince, flowering quince. a Japanese rosaceous shrub, Chaenomeles japonica, cultivated for its red flowers and yellowish fruit 2. another name for the camellia n. “camelia,” 1819, Modern Latin, literally “Japanese,” from […]
[jap-uh-niz-uh m] /ˈdʒæp əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. something typically Japanese. 2. the influence of Japanese art, culture, and aesthetics.
[Portuguese zhah-poo-rah] /Portuguese ˌʒɑ pʊˈrɑ/ noun 1. a river flowing E from the Andes in SW Colombia through NW Brazil to the Amazon. 1750 miles (2820 km) long. /Portuguese ʒapuˈra/ noun 1. a river in NW South America, rising in SW Colombia and flowing southeast across Colombia and Brazil to join the Amazon near Tefé: […]