Definition of tansu in English:

tansu

Syllabification: tan·su
Pronunciation: /ˈtänso͞o, ˈtan-
 
/

noun (plural same)

  • A Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet.
    More example sentences
    • The gilded room on the next page pairs a clean-lined, contemporary pedestal-style sink with an antique tansu that's used for storage and display.
    • A key feature is an enlarged, built-in, stepped tansu surrounding the family room fireplace.
    • Extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, tansu date as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.

Origin

Japanese.

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