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ikebana

[ ik-uh-bah-nuh; Japanese ee-ke-bah-nah ]
/ ˌɪk əˈbɑ nə; Japanese ˈi kɛˈbɑ nɑ /
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noun
the Japanese art of arranging flowers.
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Origin of ikebana

First recorded in 1900–05; from Japanese, equivalent to ike(y) “to make live,” causative of ik- “live” (from unattested ika-i ) + -bana combining form of hana “flower” (earlier fana, from unattested pana )

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British Dictionary definitions for ikebana

ikebana
/ (ˌiːkəˈbɑːnə) /

noun
the Japanese decorative art of flower arrangement
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