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ikebana

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noun ike·ba·na \ˌi-kā-ˈbä-nə, ˌi-ki-, ˌē-\

Definition of ikebana

  1. :  the Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance



Origin and Etymology of ikebana

Japanese, from ikeru to keep alive, arrange + hana flower


First Known Use: 1901


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