from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Honshu, Japan, at the foot of Mount Fuji. It is an important communications and industrial center. Population: 236,000.
  • Mount also Fu·ji·ya·ma (fo͞oˌjē-yäˈmə, -mä) or Fu·ji·no·ya·ma (-nō-) or Fu·ji·san (-sänˈ)Fuji The highest peak, 3,778.6 m (12,389 ft), in Japan, in central Honshu west-southwest of Tokyo. An almost perfectly symmetrical snow-capped volcanic cone, it is a sacred mountain and pilgrimage site. Its last major eruption was in 1707.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Japanese wisteria, Kraunhia Japonica. See Wisteria, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • n. an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages


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  • Erebus is an active volcano, and to those who love the south it is more perfect than FUji even Hockney's Fuji.

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  • I just purchased an alienbees digibee set (2 b800s) i have a fuji s2pro and a nikon d5000 .... my issue right now is that the Fuji has a PC cable connection and the d5000 does not.

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  • Aohkigahara Forest west of Tokyo at the base of Mount Fuji is also known as the "suicide forest."

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  • A Shinto priest at the shrine, Norihiko Nakamura, has categorically stated that "Mount Fuji is a mountain of the world, not an asset for individuals," thus allaying any fears that the shrine might restrict access to Mount Fuji's summit.

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  • As well, the peaceful image of Mount Fuji is said to be a bringer of good luck - as long as it's not an image of it erupting!

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  • Mount Fuji is considered the sacred symbol of Japan.

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  • Personally, I love the name Fuji cause I loved Fuji Velvia slide film!

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  • Fuji is shipping a small color printer that communicates with phonecams via infrared to output mobile snaps.

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  • Incidentally, the Japanese say that the man who has never climbed Fuji is crazy and the man who has climbed it twice is twice as crazy.

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  • i love the name Fuji too :D reminds me of the sweet apple, and the mountain climber dog!

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