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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Japanese
Origin: 'tray planting'

bonsai

noun
     
bonsai
bon‧sai [uncountable and countable]
a tree that is grown so that it always stays very small, or the art of growing trees in this way
bonsai adjective

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