noun mit·su·ma·ta \ˌmitsəˈmätə\

Definition of mitsumata



  1. :  a low shrub (Edgeworthia papyrifera) of the family Thymelaeceae of temperate Asia that is cultivated in Japan for its bark used in papermaking

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Origin and Etymology of mitsumata

Japanese, literally, three-pronged fork, from mitsu three + mata forked

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capable of being understood in two ways

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