tobizu-mukade means "Chinese Red-Headed Centipede" in English.

tobizu-mukade is normally written with katakana, as トビズムカデ.
tobizu-mukade written with hiragana is とびずむかで.
tobizu-mukade written with kanji is 鳶頭百足.
This word contains non-jouyou kanji 常用漢字.
Romaji to bi zu mu ka de
Kanji 百足
Meaning Black Kite Head Centipede
School Level 小2 小1, 小1

Orthography Notes

  • mukade is a jukujikun 熟字訓 reading for 百足 in this word. That is: those kanji are only read that way when they come together like that.


Scientific name: Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans.

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