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くじら - kujira



鯨
whale


Definitions

Japanese > English
     1. n. a whale (large sea mammal)
           (ux, ja, ref=, 鯨 鯢 唐韻云、大魚、雄曰鯨、渠京反、雌曰鯢、音蜺、久知良 ...)
           (ux, ja, ref=, Cujira. (鯨) 鯨.)
     2. n. Usage: As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as クジラ

Pronunciation


kujira



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