daruma

[ duh-roo-muh; Japanese dah-roo-mah ]
/ dəˈru mə; Japanese dɑˈru mɑ /

noun

a large red papier-mâché Japanese doll in the form of a seated potbellied Buddhist monk: considered a bringer of luck and prosperity.

Origin of daruma

1960–65; < Japanese < Chinese, transliteration of Sanskrit dharma dharma
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