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ikebana

[ik-uh-bah-nuh; Japanese ee-ke-bah-nah] /ˌɪk əˈbɑ nə; Japanese ˈi kɛˈbɑ nɑ/
noun
1.
the Japanese art of arranging flowers.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Japanese, equivalent to ike(y) to make live, causative of ik- live (< *ika-i) + -bana combining form of hana flower (earlier fana < *pana)
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ikebana

/ˌiːkəˈbɑːnə/
noun
1.
the Japanese decorative art of flower arrangement
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Word Origin and History for ikebana
n.

1901, from Japanese, from ikeru "to keep alive, arrange" + hana "flower."

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