from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horizontal Japanese decorative scroll featuring pictures or calligraphy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of Japanese hand scroll which unrolls horizontally; laterally on a flat surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A roll, as of silk; specifically, a Japanese picture or writing, generally of considerable length, that is kept rolled up, and not suspended as a kakemono.
Japanese, scroll : maki, rolled + mono, thing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 巻物 (まきもの, makimono) (Wiktionary)