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Definition of ikebana noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ikebana

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪkɪˈbɑːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪkɪˈbɑːnə//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌɪkeɪˈbɑːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪkeɪˈbɑːnə//
 
[uncountable] (from Japanese)
 
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Japanese flower arranging, that has strict formal rules Word OriginJapanese, literally ‘living flowers’, from ikeru ‘keep alive’ + hana ‘flower’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ikebana