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There are 21 total results for your Saffron search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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zàng hóng huā / zang4 hong2 hua1
tsang hung hua
saffron (Crocus sativus)



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yù jīn xiāng / yu4 jin1 xiang1
yü chin hsiang
 ukkonkou;ukonkou / ukkonko;ukonko / うっこんこう;うこんこう
(See チューリップ) tulip


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 safuron / サフロン
(personal name) Saffron


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wǔ xiāng / wu3 xiang1
wu hsiang
 gokō / ごこう
five spice seasoned; incorporating the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking (sweet, sour, bitter, savory, salty)
(place-name, surname) Gokou
The incense composed of five ingredients (sandalwood, aloes, cloves, saffron, and camphor) offered by the esoteric sects in building their altars and in performing their rituals. Cf. 五分香; five aromas



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yù jīn / yu4 jin1
yü chin
 ukon / うこん
(kana only) turmeric (Curcuma domestica)
kuṅkuma, saffron; a plant from which scent is made.


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 komai / コマイ (kana only) saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis)


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 ruibe / ルイベ {food} salmon, saffron cod, etc. cut into thin slices while frozen (ain:)



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jù xùn pó / ju4 xun4 po2
chü hsün p`o / chü hsün po
kusumbha; safflower, saffron.


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 koujiiro / kojiro / こうじいろ (noun - becomes adjective with の) (archaism) orange; saffron



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jú huáng sè / ju2 huang2 se4
chü huang se
tangerine yellow; saffron (color)


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 komai / こまい (1) (kana only) saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis); (2) (poetic term) fish caught under ice



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fān hóng huā / fan1 hong2 hua1
fan hung hua
saffron (Crocus sativus)


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qiū shuǐ xiān / qiu1 shui3 xian1
ch`iu shui hsien / chiu shui hsien
autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale); meadow saffron



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chá jǔ mó / cha2 ju3 mo2
ch`a chü mo / cha chü mo


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tú jǔ mó / tu2 ju3 mo2
t`u chü mo / tu chü mo
kuṅkuma, saffron, or turmeric, or the musk-root.


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 ukoniro / うこんいろ yellow; saffron (color, colour)


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 safuran / サフラン saffron (dut: saffraan); (female given name) Safuran


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 inusafuran;inusafuran / いぬサフラン;イヌサフラン (kana only) meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale); autumn crocus; naked lady


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 inusafuran / イヌサフラン (kana only) meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale); autumn crocus; naked lady


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 russekatto / ルッセカット lussekatt (swe:); Scandinavian saffron bun traditionally eaten on St Lucy's Day


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 komai;komai / こまい;コマイ (1) (kana only) saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis); (2) (こまい only) (poetic term) fish caught under ice

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 21 results for "Saffron" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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