September 29th, 2019

Hawaii::Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Word of the Day 09/29/19 Ikebana

Ikebana (noun)
ikebana [ ik-uh-bah-nuh; Japanese ee-ke-bah-nah ]


noun
1. the Japanese art of arranging flowers.


Origin: 1900–05; < Japanese, equivalent to ike(y) to make live, causative of ik- live (< *ika-i) + -bana combining form of hana flower (earlier fana < *pana)

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