Basho

[ bah-shaw ]
/ bɑˈʃɔ /

noun

Basho Matsuo,1644?–94, Japanese poet.

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British Dictionary definitions for basho (1 of 2)

basho
/ (ˈbæʃəʊ) /

noun plural basho

a grand tournament in sumo wrestling

Word Origin for basho

C20: from Japanese

British Dictionary definitions for basho (2 of 2)

Basho
/ (bɑːˈʃɔː) /

noun

full name Matsuo Basho, originally Matsuo Munefusa . 1644–94, Japanese poet and travel writer, noted esp for his haiku
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