[ jaw-mawn ]
/ ˈdʒɔ mɔn /


of or relating to the period of Japanese culture, c8000–300 b.c., corresponding to Mesolithic or early Neolithic, characterized by sunken-pit dwellings and heavy handmade pottery formed with a rope pattern of clay coils.

Origin of Jomon

From the Japanese word jōmon rope-pattern Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019