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shoji

[shoh-zhee, -jee] /ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi/
noun, plural shoji, shojis.
1.
a light screen consisting of a framework of wood covered with paper or other translucent material, used originally in Japanese homes as one of a series of sliding panels between the interior and exterior or between two interior spaces.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Japanese shōji, earlier shaũji < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhàngzi fence
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  • Each bedroom features a queen-size bed and shoji-paper privacy screens, as well as a private deck.
  • He pretended that there were magical realms hidden behind the sliding shoji screens in his family's little house.
British Dictionary definitions for shoji

shoji

/ˈʃəʊʒiː; -dʒiː/
noun (pl) -ji, -jis
1.
a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition
2.
any similar screen
Word Origin
C19: from Japanese, from shō to separate + ji a piece
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