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[shoh-zhee, -jee] /ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi/
noun, plural shoji, shojis.
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 of shoji
1875-80; < Japanese shōji, earlier shaũji < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhàngzi fence Unabridged
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/ˈʃəʊʒiː; -dʒiː/
noun (pl) -ji, -jis
a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition
any similar screen
Word Origin
C19: from Japanese, from shō to separate + ji a piece
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