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

  • n. A flat sandal with thongs, usually made of straw or leather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Japanese sandals made from rice straw or lacquered wood, worn with a kimono for formal occasions.

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

  • n. a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes


Japanese zōri : , grass, straw (from Middle Chinese tsaw) + ri, sole (from Middle Chinese li).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 草履 (zōri). (Wiktionary)



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