daruma

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

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

Nearby words

  1. dartitis,
  2. dartle,
  3. dartmoor,
  4. dartmouth,
  5. darts,
  6. darvocet,
  7. darvon,
  8. darvon compound,
  9. darwin,
  10. darwin tulip

Origin of daruma

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

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