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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Japanese porcelain ware, first produced in the early 1600s especially for export to Europe and typically decorated with bright colors and elaborate floral motifs.

Etymologies

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

[After Imari, port in northwestern Kyushu, Japan, from which it was exported.]

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