jomon

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adjective, often capitalized jo·mon \ˈjō-ˌmän\

Definition of jomon

  1. :  of, relating to, or typical of a Japanese cultural period from about the fifth or fourth millennium b.c. to about 200 b.c. and characterized by elaborately ornamented hand-formed unglazed pottery

Origin and Etymology of jomon

Japanese jōmon, literally, straw rope pattern; from the decoration on the pottery


First Known Use: 1943

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