musasabi means "Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel" in English.

musasabi is normally written with katakana, as ムササビ.
musasabi written with hiragana is むささび.
musasabi written with kanji is 鼯鼠.
This word contains non-jouyou kanji 常用漢字.
Romaji mu sa sa bi
Kanji 鼯鼠
Meaning Flying Squirrel
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musasabi may also be written as 鼺鼠.

Orthography Notes

  • musasabi is a jukujikun 熟字訓 reading for 鼯鼠 in this word. That is: those kanji are only read that way when they come together like that.

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