Mesu

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The Japanese word mesu, pronounced "may-soo", is a female animal, bird, or insect. It can mean, generally, "she", or "a doe".

Japanese Characters

雌 (めす)

Example

Kono mesu no iruka wa Fuji to iu namae desu.
この雌のイルカはフジという名前です。

Translation: This female dolphin is called Fuji.