Definition of katsura in English:


Line breaks: kat|sura
Pronunciation: /katˈsʊərə


  • 1An ornamental East Asian tree which has leaves that resemble those of the Judas tree and light, fine-grained timber.
    • Cercidiphyllum japonicum, the only member of the family Cercidiphyllaceae
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    • At the rear of the property, a pond is formed by raised beds filled with white azaleas, a katsura tree, rhododendrons, a tree fern, a tall viburnum, and other shade-loving plants.
    • For the blocks only wood from cherry, magnolia and katsura trees is used.
    • At the northwest side of the Japanese garden is an immense katsura tree covered with heart-shaped leaves.
  • 2A type of Japanese wig worn mainly by women.
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    • Katsura wigs are not worn directly over the hair, traditionally.
    • The katsura is worn for wedding ceremonies and traditional Japanese dancing and stage performances.


early 20th century: from Japanese.

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