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Zenmai / Royal Fern

China wēi
Japan zenmai
Zenmai / Royal Fern Vertical Wall Scroll

In Japanese, 薇 is usually romanized as zenmai, and refers to the royal fern (Osmunda Japonica).

In Chinese, this may refer to a different species of fern, Osmunda Regalis.

Other translations include: flowering fern; osmund; fiddlehead fern.

In Japan, this can also be romanized as Uei, and used as a personal name.

Please note that 薇 is not the only character(s) in Japanese that can romanize as zenmai. Be sure you have the right word or name before you order.

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Mandarin wēi / wei1
Taiwan wei
Japanese zenmai;zenmai / ぜんまい;ゼンマイ
Zenmai / Royal Fern Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Osmunda regalis, a species of fern; Taiwan pr. [wei2]
Japanese (kana only) royal fern (Osmunda japonica); flowering fern; osmund; fiddlehead fern; (personal name) Uei


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Japanese bane / ばね    hatsujou / hatsujo / はつじょう    zenmai / ぜんまい Japanese (kana only) spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring


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Japanese bane / ばね    hatsujou / hatsujo / はつじょう    zenmai / ぜんまい Japanese (kana only) spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring


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Japanese zenmai / ゼンマイ Japanese (kana only) royal fern (Osmunda japonica); flowering fern; osmund; fiddlehead fern


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Japanese bane(gikun)(p);zenmai(発条,撥条);hatsujou(発条,撥条);danki(弾機);bane / bane(gikun)(p);zenmai(発条,撥条);hatsujo(発条,撥条);danki(弾機);bane / ばね(gikun)(P);ぜんまい(発条,撥条);はつじょう(発条,撥条);だんき(弾機);バネ Japanese (kana only) spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring

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Royal Fern
zenmaiwēi / wei1 / wei

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