t'ao t'ieh

[ tou-tye ]

  1. the face of a mythical animal with a gaping mouth appearing as a motif in ancient Chinese art.

Origin of t'ao t'ieh

From the Chinese word tāotiè
  • Also Pinyin, tao tie [tou-tyoe]. /ˈtaʊ ˈtyɒɛ/.

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