bonsai


noun, plural bon·sai.

  1. a tree or shrub that has been dwarfed, as by pruning the roots and pinching, and is grown in a pot or other container and trained to produce a desired shape or effect.
  2. the art or hobby of developing and growing such a plant or plants.

noun plural -sai

  1. the art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning, etc
  2. a tree or shrub grown by this method

1914, from Japanese bon “basin, pot” + sai “to plant.”

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