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shoji

[ shoh-zhee, -jee ]
/ ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi /
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noun, plural sho·ji, sho·jis.

a light screen consisting of a framework of wood covered with paper or other translucent material, used originally in Japanese homes as one of a series of sliding panels between the interior and exterior or between two interior spaces.

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Origin of shoji

1875–80; <Japanese shōji, earlier shaũji<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhàngzi fence
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British Dictionary definitions for shoji

shoji
/ (ˈʃəʊʒiː, -dʒiː) /

noun plural -ji or -jis

a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition
any similar screen

Word Origin for shoji

C19: from Japanese, from shō to separate + ji a piece
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