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tatami

[ tuh-tah-mee ]
/ təˈtɑ mi /
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noun, plural ta·ta·mi, ta·ta·mis.

(in Japanese houses) any of a number of thick, woven straw mats of uniform dimensions, about 3 feet by 6 feet (91 centimeters by 183 centimeters), the placing of which determines the dimensions of an interior.

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Origin of tatami

From Japanese, dating back to 1895–1900; noun use of the verb: “to fold up”
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British Dictionary definitions for tatami

tatami
/ (təˈtɑːmɪ, tæˈtæmɪ) /

noun plural -mi or -mis

a thick rectangular mat of woven straw, used as a standard to measure a Japanese room

Word Origin for tatami

Japanese
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