bai-u

n. (1910) and a. [Lit., plum rain < bai- + -u 梅雨(ばいう) (both < MChin), so called because the plums are ripening then; now usu. tsuyu つゆ] (Of) the Japanese rainy season, beginning in June.
(Cannon, Garland. 1996. The Japanese Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary.)

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