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かも - kamo

鴨
duck




Definitions

Japanese > English
     1. n. a duck
     2. n. (from the way ducks return to the same place and are thus easy to hunt) a mark or easy target for a swindle, someone who is likely to lose at gambling or other competition
     3. n. (from the good flavor of duck meat) short for 鴨の味 (kamo no aji): a very good flavor; by extension, any remarkably good sensation or feeling, particularly describing happy married life
     4. n. (from the uniform of black clothing) short for 黒鴨 (kurogamo): a male servant, such as a butler or chauffeur (compare English penguin)

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