Definition of matsu in English:

matsu

noun

  • Any of several Japanese pine trees; especially either of two trees valuable for timber and also grown ornamentally, the Japanese red pine, Pinus densiflora, and the Japanese black pine, P. thunbergii; (also) the wood of these trees. Frequently as the second element in compounds: see aka-matsu, o-matsu.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Japanese matsu pine.

Pronunciation

matsu

/ˈmatsuː/