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

  • See Mount Fuji.

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  • 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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  • This gentleman was peculiarly fortunate to recall Fujisan, and the orange orchards -- and the girl. "

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • The uppermost portion of the peak belongs to the Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha shrine, having been granted the title in perpetuity by the Shogun in 1609.

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  • The U.S. Navy had taken over a number of resort hotels on the east side of Japan, the most beautiful and luxurious of these “R&R camps” being the Fujiya Hotel, in the cool shadow of magnificent Mount Fuji Fujiyama or Fujisan to the Japanese.

    First Man

  • The snowy dome of Fujisan reddening in the sunrise rose above the violet woodlands of Mississippi Bay as we steamed out of Yokohama Harbour on the 19th, and three days later I saw the last of Japan — a rugged coast, lashed by a wintry sea.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Buddhist bishop and priests entertained us in one of the guest-rooms, and to Enoshima and Kamakura, “vulgar” resorts which nothing can vulgarise so long as Fujisan towers above them.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • I.L. B. 1 This is an altogether exceptional aspect of Fujisan, under exceptional atmospheric conditions.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The snowy dome of Fujisan, reddening in the sunrise, rose above the violet woodlands of Mississippi Bay as we steamed out of

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • We have heard of Fujisan, the famous mountain; we have talked of tea-houses and temples; and now we must say something about the rickshaw-man or boy,

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

  • A familiar figure along the Japanese highways and byways is that of the pilgrim going to see some famous shrine, or, most often of all, marching towards Fujisan, the sacred mountain.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

  • Fujisan, or Fusi-Yama, and it stands near the sea and the capital city of Tokyo.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan


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