What does bonsai mean?

bonsai meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1914, from Japanese bon "basin, cooking pot" + sai "to grow."

bonsai meaning in General Dictionary

a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow cooking pot

bonsai - German to English

bonsai [tree or shrub]

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  • bonsai [art of developing artificially dwarfed types of timber]