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 (ē′kĕ-bä′nä, ĭk′ə-)
The Japanese art of formal flower arrangement with special regard shown to balance, harmony, and form.

[Japanese : ikeru, to arrange + hana, flower.]


(Crafts) the Japanese decorative art of flower arrangement


(ˌɪk əˈbɑ nə, ˈi keɪ-)

the Japanese art of arranging flowers.
[1900–05; < Japanese, =ike(y) to make live, causative of ik- live + -bana, comb. form of hana flower]


the Japanese art of flower arrangement, especially for the home.
See also: Flowers


A Japanese word used for the art of flower arranging.
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They also heard the history of Japanese industry in Wales and watched demonstrations of Ikebana - Japanese flower arranging - and dressing in a kimono.
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The range of work illustrated, from Ukrainian pysanky to Japanese ikebana, along with many obscure art forms from lesser-known cultures, is commendable and eye-opening.