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noun 
  1. (musici) A Japanese flute which is tuned to a pentatonic scale is end-blown like a recorder instead of being held transversely like the Western transverse flute, originally used by Zen Buddhist Monks in the practice of blowing meditation (Suizen).
Etymology: Borrowed from Japanese åå (shakuhachi), from å (shaku, an archaic measure of length approximately equal to 30 centimeters) + å (hachi), meaning "eight".


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