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bon·sai

 (bŏn-sī′, bŏn′sī′, -zī′)
n. pl. bonsai
1. The art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays.
2. A tree or shrub grown by this method.

[Japanese, potted plant : bon, basin (from Early Middle Chinese bən; also the source of Mandarin pén) + sai, to plant (from Middle Chinese tsəj; also the source of Mandarin zāi).]

bonsai

(ˈbɒnsaɪ)
n, pl -sai
1. (Plants) the art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning, etc
2. (Horticulture) a tree or shrub grown by this method
[C20: Japanese: plant grown in a pot, from bon basin, bowl + sai to plant]

bon•sai

(bɒnˈsaɪ, boʊn-, ˈbɒn saɪ, ˈboʊn-)

n., pl. -sai.
1. a tree or shrub that has been dwarfed, as by pruning the roots and pinching the shoots and branches.
2. the art of growing such a plant.
[1945–50; < Japanese bon-sai tray planting < Middle Chinese]

bonsai

- Comes from Japanese words meaning "tray planting" and involves growing and pruning so that all parts of the plant—flowers, leaves, and stems—are in proportion.
See also related terms for proportion.

bonsai

A Japanese word meaning plant grown in a pot, used to mean the growing of dwarf trees or shrubs in containers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonsai - a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow potbonsai - a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
ming tree - a dwarfed evergreen conifer or shrub shaped to have flat-topped asymmetrical branches and grown in a container
ming tree - an artificial plant resembling a bonsai
Translations
شُجَيْرَةُ زينةٍ دائِمَه الخُضْرَه
bonsaj
bonsaidværgtræ
BonsaiBonsaibaum
bonszaj
dvergtré
bonsas
bonsai
bonsaj
bodur ağaç

bonsai

[ˈbɒnsaɪ] Nbonsai m

bonsai

[ˈbɒnsaɪ]
adj [tree, plant] → bonsaï
n
(= tree) → bonsaï m
(= art) → l'art m du bonsaï

bonsai

n pl <-> → Bonsai nt

bonsai

[ˈbɒnsaɪ] nbonsai m inv

bonsai

(ˈbonsai) noun
a small decorative evergreen shrub or tree grown in a pot, which has been prevented from growing to its usual size by various methods.
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