from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vertical Japanese scroll painting.
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- n. A vertical Japanese scroll painting
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Japanese wall-picture or decoration, painted in transparent colors on a band of silk, gauze, or paper, and mounted on a roller
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom
Japanese : kakeru, to hang + mono, object.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 掛け物 (kakemono). Literally "hanging thing". (Wiktionary)