さわしがき【醂し柿・さわし柿】 : sawashi gaki | define meaning
Region: Honshu (Standard)
- Persimmon that was soaked in warm water or alcohol to remove its astringency (bitterness) and make it sweet-tasting. Sweetened persimmon; alcohol-treated persimmon.
Historically recorded in A Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary (1897), by James Curtis Hepburn, entry the entry Sawashi gaki "n. Persimmons treated with sake to remove astringency".