kiri

noun
ki·​ri | \ ˈkērē \
plural -s

Definition of kiri

1 : a paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa)
2 : the light soft straight-grained pale brown wood of the kiri that is easily worked and very resistant to shrinking and swelling and that is used in Japan especially as a base for lacquer work and in lining fine cabinetry

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“Kiri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiri. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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