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daruma

[duh-roo-muh; Japanese dah-roo-mah] /dəˈru mə; Japanese dɑˈru mɑ/
noun
1.
a large red papier-mâché Japanese doll in the form of a seated potbellied Buddhist monk: considered a bringer of luck and prosperity.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < Japanese < Chinese, transliteration of Sanskrit dharma dharma
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  • daruma should run a good race and has a chance to beat tho top ones.

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