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zori

[zawr-ee] /ˈzɔr i/
noun, plural zori.
1.
a Japanese sandal, often made of straw or rubber and consisting of a flat sole held on the foot by a thong passing between the first and second toes.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Japanese zōri, earlier zau-ri < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese cǎo grass + footgear
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n.

1823, from Japanese zori, from so "grass, (rice) straw" + ri "footwear, sole."

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