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Definition of bonsai noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bonsai

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈboʊnsaɪ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈbɑnsaɪ//
     
    , NAmE//boʊnˈsaɪ//
     
    , NAmE//bɑnˈsaɪ//
     
    (pl. bonsai)
     
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  1. 1[countable] a small tree that is grown in a pot and prevented from reaching its normal size
  2. 2[uncountable] the Japanese art of growing bonsai
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bonsai