ofuro

or o-fu·ro

[ oh-foor-oh; Japanese aw-foo-raw ]
/ oʊˈfʊər oʊ; Japanese ɔˈfu rɔ /

noun, plural o·fu·ros, Japanese o·fu·ro [aw-foo-raw]. /ɔˈfu rɔ/.

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Origin of ofuro

<Japanese o- honorific prefix + furofuro
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