[ ik-uh-bah-nuh; Japanese ee-ke-bah-nah ]
/ ˌɪk əˈbɑ nə; Japanese ˈi kɛˈbɑ nɑ /
the Japanese art of arranging flowers.
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Origin of ikebana
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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British Dictionary definitions for ikebana
/ (ˌiːkəˈbɑːnə) /
the Japanese decorative art of flower arrangement
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