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Definition of "gumi" [gumi]

  • The Japanese name of Elæagnus longipes, a bush that is now cultivated in the United States, prized both for its ornamental character and for the edible cranberry-like fruits. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "gumi" in a sentence
  • ""If Takayama is successfully prosecuted it will be devastating for the Yamaguchi-gumi, and could even spark a war for control of the organisation," said Jake Adelstein, author of Tokyo Vice: an American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan."
  • "When Shinoda was sworn in as the Yamaguchi-gumi's sixth don in July 2005, he vowed to expand the 95-year-old organisation's influence beyond its traditional Kobe base."
  • "Shinoda began a six-year prison sentence in December 2005 for violating gun control laws and entrusted the running of the Yamaguchi-gumi to Takayama, who is also head of the organisation's biggest and most violent faction, the Kodo-kai."
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