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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese kitsune(p);ketsune;kitsu(ok);kitsune / きつね(P);けつね;きつ(ok);キツネ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fox
Japanese (1) (kana only) fox (esp. the red fox, Vulpes vulpes); (2) (kana only) fox (i.e. a sly person); (3) (kana only) (See 狐うどん・きつねうどん) soba or udon topped with deep-fried tofu; (4) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See きつね色) light brown; golden brown; (surname) Kitsunezaki; (person) Kitsune
A fox; seems to be used also for a jackal.

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Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Japanese cha / ちゃ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese tea; tea plant; CL:杯[bei1],壺|壶[hu2]
Japanese (1) (See お茶・1) tea; (2) tea plant (Camellia sinensis); (3) (See 茶道) tea preparation; making tea; (4) (abbreviation) (See 茶色) brown; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) (archaism) (See 茶化す) mockery; (surname, given name) Cha
Tea; tea-leaves; translit. ja, jha.

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Mandarin/ he4
Taiwan ho
Japanese katsu
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brown; gray or dark color; coarse hemp cloth; Taiwan pr. [he2]
Coarse serge, hence poverty.

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese aka / あか
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese red; scarlet; bare; naked
Japanese (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (7) copper; (surname) Sekizaki; (surname) Seki; (personal name) Ka; (personal name) Akamine; (personal name) Akajio; (personal name) Akashio; (surname) Akazaki; (surname) Akasaki; (place-name) Aka
kaṣāya 袈沙野, red, hot; south; naked.


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Mandarin bù lǎng / bu4 lang3
Taiwan pu lang
Chinese Brown (name); Gordon Brown (1951-), UK politician, prime minister 2007-2010


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Japanese buraun / ブラウン
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese brown; (surname) Braun; Brown

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Mandarin/ pi2
Taiwan p`i / pi
Japanese higuma;hi(ok);shikuma(ok);shiguma(ok);higuma / ひぐま;ひ(ok);しくま(ok);しぐま(ok);ヒグマ
Chinese brown bear
Japanese (kana only) brown bear (Ursus arctos)
A bear.


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Mandarin chá sè / cha2 se4
Taiwan ch`a se / cha se
Japanese chairo / ちゃいろ
Chinese dark brown; tawny
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) light brown; tawny


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Mandarin hè sè / he4 se4
Taiwan ho se
Japanese kasshoku / かっしょく
Chinese brown
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) dark brown; colour of tanned skin


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Mandarin chá hè sè / cha2 he4 se4
Taiwan ch`a ho se / cha ho se
Japanese chakasshoku / ちゃかっしょく
Chinese dark brown; tawny
Japanese dark reddish-brown; liver color
brownish color made from bark; brownish color made from bark


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Mandarin chì hè sè / chi4 he4 se4
Taiwan ch`ih ho se / chih ho se
Japanese sekkasshoku / せっかっしょく
Chinese reddish-brown
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) reddish brown; rufous

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Chinese palm; palm fiber; coir (coconut fiber); brown

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Mandarin fēi / fei1
Taiwan fei
Japanese hi / ひ    ake / あけ    aka / あか
Chinese dark red; purple silk
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) scarlet; red; (2) blood; (out-dated kanji) (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (personal name) Hi; (female given name) Akai; (personal name) Aka

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Mandarin zhě / zhe3
Taiwan che
Japanese sha
Chinese ocher
Ochre, brown; translit. cha.

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Mandarin/ yi2
Taiwan i
Japanese tagane / たがね    ame / あめ
Chinese syrup
Japanese (archaism) confection (e.g. candy, mochi); sweet; (1) {food} (hard) candy; toffee; (2) {food} rice-sugar; sugar made from the starch of rice, potatoes, etc.; (3) (abbreviation) (See 飴色) amber; yellowish-brown; (surname) Ame; (personal name) Ami; (personal name) Ako

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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Chinese dark brown horse

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Mandarin tuí / tui2
Taiwan t`ui / tui
Chinese Japanese brown bear

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Mandarin diāo / diao1
Taiwan tiao
Japanese tai(p);tai(p) / たい(P);タイ(P)
Chinese porgy; pagrus major
Japanese (1) (kana only) sea bream (Sparidae); porgy; (2) tai (species of reddish-brown Pacific sea bream, Pagrus major); (personal name) Chou; (surname) Tai

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Japanese uguisu / うぐいす Japanese (1) (kana only) Japanese bush warbler (Horornis diphone); Japanese nightingale; (2) (abbreviation) greenish brown; (prefix noun) (3) having a beautiful voice; (personal name) Ou; (surname) Uguisu

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese hiyodori / ひよどり    hiedori / ひえどり
Chinese the Pycnonotidae or bulbul family of birds
Japanese (kana only) brown-eared bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis); (place-name) Hiyodori

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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Japanese uguisu / うぐいす
Chinese oriole or various birds of the Sylvidae family including warblers
Japanese (1) (kana only) Japanese bush warbler (Horornis diphone); Japanese nightingale; (2) (abbreviation) greenish brown; (prefix noun) (3) having a beautiful voice; (surname) Uguisu


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Mandarin wǔ sè / wu3 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese goshiki;goshoku / ごしき;ごしょく
Chinese multi-colored; the rainbow; garish
Japanese (1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas; five colors


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Japanese atan / あたん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) lignite; brown coal


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Mandarin jiā shā / jia1 sha1
Taiwan chia sha
Japanese kasha
Chinese Gaza; same as 加沙地帶|加沙地带[Jia1 sha1 di4 dai4], the Gaza strip
迦沙; 袈裟 kaṣāya, a colour composed of red and yellow, i. e. brown, described as a mixed colour, but 加沙野 is defined as 赤 red.


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Mandarin jié bǐ / jie2 bi3
Taiwan chieh pi
Japanese Kōhi
(劫比羅) kapila; also 劫畢羅; 迦比羅 (or 迦毗羅) The meaning is 'brown', but it is chiefly used for 'the sage Kapila, founder of the classical Sāṃkhya' philosophy and the school of that name.


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Mandarin běi zhěn / bei3 zhen3
Taiwan pei chen
Japanese kitamakura;kitamakura / きたまくら;キタマクラ
Japanese (1) lying with one's head to the north (trad. position for dead bodies; taboo for sleeping); (2) (kana only) brown-lined puffer (species of pufferfish, Canthigaster rivulata)
The northern pillow, i. e. Śākyamuni, when dying, pillowed his head to the north, pointing the way for the extension of his doctrine.


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Japanese wakame / わかめ Japanese (kana only) wakame (species of edible brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida); (place-name) Wabu; (surname) Wafu; (place-name) Mera; (female given name) Kazuho



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Mandarin cháng fèn / chang2 fen4
Taiwan ch`ang fen / chang fen
Japanese shoufun / shofun / しょうふん
Chinese to taste a patient's excrement (a form of medical examination, seen as an act of loyalty or filial piety); to suck up to sb; to kiss ass
Japanese shamelessly flattering; brown-nosing; licking excrement


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Japanese shijuu / shiju / しじゅう Japanese (1) four beasts (tiger, leopard, black bear, and brown bear); (2) (See 四神) four gods said to rule over the four directions



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Mandarin huài sè / huai4 se4
Taiwan huai se
Japanese ejiki
kaṣāya, cf. 袈 a brown colour; but it is described as a neutral colour through the dyeing out of the other colours, i.e. for the monk's 壞色衣 or 壞衲 rag-robe.



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Mandarin huài nà / huai4 na4
Taiwan huai na
Japanese enō
yellow-brown robe; yellow-brown robe


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Japanese kajime;kajime / かじめ;カジメ Japanese (kana only) (See 野呂搗布) Ecklonia cava (species of brown alga)


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Japanese tousei / tose / とうせい Japanese rice polishing (removing the shell of brown rice to leave white rice)



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Mandarin zhī qiān / zhi1 qian1
Taiwan chih ch`ien / chih chien
Japanese shiken / しけん
Japanese (personal name) Shiken
Chih-ch'ien; name of a Yueh-chih monk said to have come to Loyang at the end of the Han dynasty and under the Wei; tall, dark, emaciated, with light brown eyes; very learned and wise; Zhi Qian


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Japanese shudei / shude / しゅでい Japanese unglazed reddish brown pottery (originally from China)


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Japanese kuchiba / くちば Japanese (1) decayed leaves; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (abbreviation) russet; tawny; yellow-brown; (surname) Kuchiba; (female given name) Kuchiha; (given name) Kyuuyou


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Japanese matsumo;matsumo / まつも;マツモ Japanese (1) (kana only) common hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum); (2) Analipus japonicus (species of brown alga)


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Japanese kakiiro / kakiro / かきいろ Japanese reddish-brown; yellowish-brown


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Japanese kuriume / くりうめ Japanese deep brown color


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Mandarin zōng xióng / zong1 xiong2
Taiwan tsung hsiung
Chinese brown bear



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Mandarin zōng hóng / zong1 hong2
Taiwan tsung hung
Chinese reddish brown


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Mandarin zōng sè / zong1 se4
Taiwan tsung se
Chinese brown



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Mandarin zōng huáng / zong1 huang2
Taiwan tsung huang
Chinese light brown


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Mandarin zōng hēi / zong1 hei1
Taiwan tsung hei
Chinese dark brown


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Japanese morifukurou;morifukurou / morifukuro;morifukuro / もりふくろう;モリフクロウ Japanese (kana only) tawny owl (Strix aluco); brown owl



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Mandarin hé wū / he2 wu1
Taiwan ho wu
Japanese kawagarasu;kawagarasu / かわがらす;カワガラス
Chinese (bird species of China) white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Japanese (kana only) brown dipper (Cinclus pallasii)


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Japanese aburazemi / あぶらぜみ Japanese (kana only) large brown cicada (Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata); aburazemi


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Mandarin shēn zōng / shen1 zong1
Taiwan shen tsung
Chinese brown (color)


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Japanese dobunezumi / どぶねずみ Japanese (1) (kana only) brown rat (Rattus norvegicus); common rat; Norway rat; (2) dark grey (colour, color); dark gray; (3) secret evil-doer


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Japanese karasugami / からすがみ Japanese coarse dark-brown paper


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Japanese koge / こげ Japanese (1) scorch; burn; scorching; (2) (See お焦げ・おこげ・1) burnt rice; (3) part of ceramic glaze that has become dark or darkish-brown during firing


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Japanese kogecha / こげちゃ Japanese dark brown; olive brown


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Japanese kumaokuri / くまおくり Japanese Ainu brown bear sacrificial ceremony


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Japanese kitsuneyaki / きつねやき Japanese (obscure) cooking (something) to a golden brown; something cooked until it's golden brown


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Japanese kitsuneiro / kitsunero / きつねいろ Japanese light brown


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Japanese genmai / げんまい Japanese unpolished rice; unmilled rice; brown rice; (surname) Genmai


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Japanese shiracha;shirocha / しらちゃ;しろちゃ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (しらちゃ only) light brown; (2) white tea


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Japanese magarei;magarei / magare;magare / まがれい;マガレイ Japanese brown sole (Pleuronectes herzensteini)


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Japanese zarame / ざらめ Japanese granulated sugar; brown sugar


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Mandarin cāo mǐ / cao1 mi3
Taiwan ts`ao mi / tsao mi
Chinese brown rice



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Mandarin hóng táng / hong2 tang2
Taiwan hung t`ang / hung tang
Chinese dark brown sugar; molasses


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Mandarin jiè cài / jie4 cai4
Taiwan chieh ts`ai / chieh tsai
Japanese karashina / からしな
Chinese leaf mustard (Brassica juncea); also pr. [gai4 cai4]
Japanese (kana only) Indian mustard (Brassica juncea); Chinese mustard; leaf mustard; brown mustard; mustard greens


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Japanese wakame / わかめ Japanese (kana only) wakame (species of edible brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida)


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Japanese chame / ちゃめ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) playfulness; mischief; urchin; wag; (2) brown eyes


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Japanese chapatsu / ちゃぱつ Japanese hair dyed brown


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Japanese chanezumi;chanezu / ちゃねずみ;ちゃねず Japanese grey tinged with brown (gray)



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Mandarin cǎo zhǐ / cao3 zhi3
Taiwan ts`ao chih / tsao chih
Japanese soushi / soshi / そうし
Chinese rough straw paper; toilet paper; brown paper
Japanese (1) written work (esp. a bound text, as opposed to a scroll); (2) a text written entirely in kana; (3) graphic novel (esp. one created between the 12th and 19th centuries); (4) notebook (for practicing kana, drawing pictures, etc.); (5) rough draft


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Japanese usucha / うすちゃ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 抹茶) weak matcha; (2) light brown (color, colour)


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Japanese suou / suo / すおう Japanese (1) (kana only) sappanwood (Caesalpinia sappan); (2) sappanwood dye (red in colour) (color); (3) layered colour (light brown on the front, dark red beneath)



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Mandarin sū fāng / su1 fang1
Taiwan su fang
Japanese suou / suo / すおう
Chinese sappanwood (Caesalpinia sappan)
Japanese (1) (kana only) sappanwood (Caesalpinia sappan); (2) sappanwood dye (red in colour) (color); (3) layered colour (light brown on the front, dark red beneath)


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Japanese suou / suo / すおう Japanese (1) (kana only) sappanwood (Caesalpinia sappan); (2) sappanwood dye (red in colour) (color); (3) layered colour (light brown on the front, dark red beneath); (given name) Sohou; (female given name) Suou


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Japanese kattan / かったん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) brown coal; lignite


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Mandarin hè méi / he4 mei2
Taiwan ho mei
Chinese lignite; brown coal


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Japanese kassou / kasso / かっそう Japanese brown algae; phaeophyceae


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Japanese akaguma;akaguma / あかぐま;アカグマ Japanese (kana only) (See 羆) brown bear (esp. the Ussuri brown bear, Ursus arctos lasiotus); (place-name, surname) Akaguma; (surname) Akakuma


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Japanese akahara;akahara / あかはら;アカハラ Japanese (1) (kana only) brown-headed thrush (Turdus chrysolaus); (2) (kana only) (See 石斑魚) Japanese dace (Tribolodon hakonensis); (3) (kana only) (colloquialism) (See 井守) Japanese fire belly newt (Cynops pyrrhogaster); (4) (colloquialism) (See 赤痢) dysentery


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Japanese akacha / あかちゃ Japanese (See 赤茶ける) reddish brown; (place-name) Akacha


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Japanese akagaeru;akagaeru / あかがえる;アカガエル Japanese (1) (kana only) any brown or reddish-brown frog (esp. of family Ranidae); (2) (See 日本赤蛙) Japanese brown frog (Rana japonica); brown frog


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Japanese karume / カルメ Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (abbreviation) (kana only) honeycomb toffee; sponge toffee; foam candy from heated brown sugar mixed with baking soda; (noun or adjectival noun) light (weight)


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Japanese suzumeiro / suzumero / すずめいろ Japanese light, reddish brown


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Japanese kijineko / きじねこ Japanese (archaism) brown-speckled cat


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Japanese ameiro / amero / あめいろ Japanese amber; yellowish-brown



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Mandarin mǎ xióng / ma3 xiong2
Taiwan ma hsiung
Japanese umakuma / うまくま
Chinese brown bear
Japanese (given name) Umakuma



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Mandarin luò tuo / luo4 tuo5
Taiwan lo t`o / lo to
Japanese rakuda;rakuda / らくだ;ラクダ
Chinese camel; (coll.) blockhead; ninny; CL:峰[feng1]
Japanese (1) (kana only) camel; (2) (kana only) camel (cloth); cloth made from camel hair; (3) (kana only) (See 駱駝色・らくだいろ) camel (color); light yellowish brown


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Japanese katsuodori;katsuodori / かつおどり;カツオドリ Japanese (kana only) booby (esp. the brown booby, Sula leucogaster); gannet


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Japanese aburazemi / あぶらぜみ Japanese (kana only) large brown cicada (Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata); aburazemi


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Japanese tobiiro / tobiro / とびいろ Japanese reddish brown


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Japanese uguisuiro / うぐいすいろ Japanese greenish brown


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Japanese uguisuiro / うぐいすいろ Japanese greenish brown


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Japanese uguisucha / うぐいすちゃ Japanese (See 鶯色) greenish brown



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Mandarin yīng xiāo / ying1 xiao1
Taiwan ying hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) brown hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata)


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Mandarin hēi táng / hei1 tang2
Taiwan hei t`ang / hei tang
Chinese unrefined sugar; brown sugar


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Japanese kokumai / こくまい    kuromai / くろまい    kurogome / くろごめ Japanese (1) unpolished rice; unmilled rice; brown rice; (2) black rice; (surname) Kuroyone; (surname) Kurogome


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Japanese kurokasu / くろかす Japanese (See 酒かす) sake lees with black or brown specks (from oxidation enzymes produced by the yeast)


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Japanese kokutou;kurotou / kokuto;kuroto / こくとう;くろとう Japanese (See 黒砂糖) (unrefined) brown sugar; muscovado


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Japanese kurocha / くろちゃ Japanese (abbreviation) (See 黒茶色) deep brown


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Japanese kuromo;kuromo / くろも;クロモ Japanese (1) (kana only) hydrilla (species of aquatic plant, Hydrilla verticillata); (2) Papenfussiella kuromo (species of brown algae)


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Japanese kuromitsu / くろみつ Japanese brown sugar syrup


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Japanese ameiro / amero / あめいろ Japanese amber; yellowish-brown


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Japanese ebiiro / ebiro / えびいろ Japanese reddish brown; maroon


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