japanning



We found a root(lemma) word : japan

a hard, dark, enamel-like varnish containing asphalt, used to give a black gloss to metal objects.

cover (something) with a hard black varnish

a country in east asia, occupying a festoon of islands in the pacific roughly parallel with the east coast of the asiatic mainland; population 126,600,000 (estimated 2015); official language, japanese; capital, tokyo.

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