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  1. A dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot
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From Japanese 盆栽 (ぼんさい bonsai), from Middle Chinese 盆 (bwon "bowl") + 栽 (tsoj "to plant") (compare Mandarin pénzāi 盆栽).

  1. (countable) A tree or plant that has been miniaturized by planting it in a small pot, restricting its roots, and by careful pruning.
  2. (uncountable) The art of planting and growing trees or plants in such a manner.

    bonsai was also found in the following language(s): Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Fun Facts about the name Bonsai

    • How unique is the name Bonsai? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bonsai was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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    Past life for Bonsai born Aug 7, 1972

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1700. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

    Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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