from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A niche or an alcove in a Japanese home for displaying a flower arrangement, kakemono, or other piece of art.
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- n. A recess in a domestic interior in which a hanging scroll and a flower arrangement is displayed
Japanese : toko, alcove + no, of + ma, room.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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