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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bonsai mean? 

BONSAI (noun)
  The noun BONSAI has 1 sense:

1. a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot

  Familiarity information: BONSAI used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BONSAI (noun)

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("bonsai" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bonsai"):

ming tree (a dwarfed evergreen conifer or shrub shaped to have flat-topped asymmetrical branches and grown in a container)

ming tree (an artificial plant resembling a bonsai)

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