Usage Japanese (Modern, Rare)
Scripts 木苺, きいちご (hiragana), キイチゴ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. kee-ee-chee-go
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Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 5/7/2017
This name comes from the word which refers to any plant of the Rubus genus but generally referring to a raspberry (which is part of the Rubus genus), from a combination of 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 苺 (ichigo) meaning "strawberry." The combination may have originated from the phrase 木になるイチゴ (ki ni naru ichigo), literally translating to "(a) strawberry/ies become(s) (a) tree(s)" but may more accurately mean "(a) strawberry/ies on (a) tree(s)," possibly in reference to the woody stems found in most plants of the genus.