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Ki·bei  audio  (k-b) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Kibei or Ki·beis
A person born in the United States of Japanese immigrant parents and educated chiefly in Japan.

ETYMOLOGY:
Japanese, to go home, return to America, Kibei : ki, return (from Middle Chinese kuj) + bei, rice, America (from Middle Chinese mej, rice)


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