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t'ao t'ieh

[tou tye]
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noun
  1. the face of a mythical animal with a gaping mouth appearing as a motif in ancient Chinese art.
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Also Pinyin, tao tie [tou tyoe] /ˈtaʊ ˈtyɒɛ/.

Origin of t'ao t'ieh

From the Chinese word tāotiè
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