wongshy

noun

wong·​shy
ˈwäŋˈshē
plural -es
1
: an Asian tree (Gardenia grandiflora)
2
: a yellow dye containing crocin derived from the pods of the wongshy

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Pekingese) huang2-chih1 yellow gardenia

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“Wongshy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wongshy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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