kiri

noun ki·ri \ˈkērē\

Definition of kiri

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa)

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of kiri

Japanese


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