jomon

adjective, often capitalized
jo·​mon | \ ˈjō-ˌmän How to pronounce jomon (audio) \

Definition of jomon

: 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

First Known Use of jomon

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jomon

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

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“Jomon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jomon. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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