The Alternative Japanese Dictionary: うめぼし

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Entry definition

うめぼし 〈umeboshi〉
noun: {{ja-noun}}
  1. {{ja-def}} a salt-dried or pickled Japanese ume (a kind of plum)
  2. (slang) an elderly person
  3. (medicine) an unripe Japanese ume that has been smoked over a fire until black, used in traditional medicine and as a pigment

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