a large red papier-mâché Japanese doll in the form of a seated potbellied Buddhist monk: considered a bringer of luck and prosperity.
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How to use daruma in a sentence
It is easy to make this, for it is believed that daruma lost his legs from sitting too long in one position.Our Little Japanese Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Not an Irish gentleman with a pipe in his mouth, such as you like to build, but a figure of daruma, who was a disciple of Buddha.Our Little Japanese Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Thus certain legless and shapeless dolls are called after him, and snow-figures are denominated Yuki-daruma (Snow daruma).Japanese Literature | Various
The images of daruma are found by the hundreds in toy-shops, as tobacconists' signs, and as the snow-men of the boys.Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories | Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
Nevertheless, the conscience of the Wa daruma bids them kill their twin offspring.The Churches and Modern Thought | Philip Vivian