haniwa

plural noun, often capitalized
ha·​ni·​wa | \ ˈhä-nə-ˌwä How to pronounce haniwa (audio) \

Definition of haniwa

: large hollow baked clay sculptures placed on ancient Japanese burial mounds

First Known Use of haniwa

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haniwa

Japanese

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“Haniwa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haniwa. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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