Japanese Word Entry

鞘味泥
Kana:さやみどろ
Romaji:sayamidoro
Definition: oedogonium (any of a genus of filamentous green algae)
Alternative reading: サヤミドロ (sayamidoro)

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Chinese characters used in this word

sheath, case, margin, difference, shells (of beans), scabbard
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄠˋ (qiào), ㄕㄠ (shāo)
Cantonese: ciu3, saau1
Japanese: ショウ (shou)、 ソウ (sou) / さや (saya)
Korean: 초 (cho)
Vietnamese: sao

flavor, taste, smell, odor, delicacy
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄟˋ (wèi), ㄇㄟˋ (mèi)
Cantonese: mei6
Japanese: ミ (mi)、 ビ (bi) / あじ (aji)、 あじ.わう (ajiwau)
Korean: 미 (mi)
Vietnamese: vị

mud, mire, adhere to, be attached to, earth, clay, plaster
Readings
Mandarin: ㄋㄧˊ (ní), ㄋㄧˋ (nì), ㄋㄧˇ (nǐ), ㄋㄧㄝˋ (niè), ㄋㄧㄥˋ (nìng)
Cantonese: nai4, nei6
Japanese: デイ (dei)、 ナイ (nai)、 デ (de)、 ニ (ni) / どろ (doro)、 なず.む (nazumu)
Korean: 니 (ni), 이 (i)
Vietnamese: nê, nệ, nễ, nhãn, nề
Variants
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