Japanese Word Entry

星草
Kana:ほしくさ
Romaji:hoshikusa
Definition: pipewort (Eriocaulon cinereum)
Alternative reading: ホシクサ (hoshikusa)

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Chinese characters used in this word

star, spot, dot, mark, a star, planet, any point of light
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄥ (xīng)
Cantonese: seng1, sing1
Japanese: セイ (sei)、 ショウ (shou) / ほし (hoshi)、 -ぼし (-boshi)
Korean: 성 (seong)
Vietnamese: tinh

grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft, straw, thatch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄠˇ (cǎo), ㄗㄠˋ (zào)
Cantonese: cou2
Japanese: ソウ (sou) / くさ (kusa)、 くさ- (kusa-)、 -ぐさ (-gusa)
Korean: 초 (cho)
Vietnamese: thảo
Variants
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