daimyo

noun
dai·​myo | \ ˈdī-mē-ˌō How to pronounce daimyo (audio) , -(ˌ)myō\
variants: or less commonly daimio
plural daimyo or daimyos also daimio or daimios

Definition of daimyo

: a Japanese feudal baron

First Known Use of daimyo

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daimyo

Japanese daimyō

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