Proper Noun

  • A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; such pottery made by the Raku family.
  • The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.
  • A programming language derived from Perl.


  • From Japanese 楽 ("fun, delightful").
  • A seal engraved with this word was marked on the early pieces. It was the title and seal used by 15 generations of potters.
  • Probably a , the standard compiler, from Japanese 駱駝, an allusion to the traditional symbol of the Perl language.

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