I've known for a while that きのこ is 'mushroom' in Japanese, but I only just learned the etymology of the word:
き(木) : tree
の : possessive particle
こ (子) : child
mushroom == tree's child 😻
@glyph Is that the true etymology? WWWJDIC only shows single-character kanji spellings for this word.
@glyph Like takenoko 竹の子 (child of bamboo)
:D. In the animated film Princess Kaguya, a princess is born from a bamboo sprout. An old couple finds her and raise her as their own, all the kids in the village call her 'takenoko!' :)...
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