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Ba·sho(bä′shō, bä-shô′), Matsuo 1644-1694.
Japanese poet known for his composition of haiku infused with the spirit of Zen Buddhism.
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n, pl basho
(Wrestling) a grand tournament in sumo wrestling
[C20: from Japanese]
(Biography) full name Matsuo Basho, originally Matsuo Munefusa. 1644–94, Japanese poet and travel writer, noted esp for his haiku
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