from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Straw matting used as a floor covering especially in a Japanese house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. straw matting, in a standard size, used as a floor covering in Japanese houses
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A floor-mat about two inches thick, made of rice-straw bound together and covered on the upper surface with matting. The edges are usually bound with cloth.
- n. A Japanese measure of surface, that of a mat 6 shaku in length by 3 shaku in width, or nearly 6 feet by 3 feet.
Japanese.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 畳 (たたみ, tatami). (Wiktionary)