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Meaning of 兰

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(Trad.: 蘭)
Pinyin: lán
English Definition: surname Lan; abbr. for Lanzhou 兰州 , Gansu; orchid (兰花 Cymbidium goeringii); fragrant thoroughwort (兰草 Eupatorium fortunei); lily magnolia (木兰 )
Chinese Definition:
①指“兰草”和“兰花”:兰艾(“兰花”和“艾草”,喻君子和小人)。兰谱(结拜盟兄弟时互相交换的帖子,上写各自家族的谱系。兰有香味,喻情投意合)。兰摧玉折(喻贤人夭折,后多用来哀悼人不幸早死)。
②古书上指“木兰”。
③古同“栏”,家畜圈(juàn)。
④古同“斓”,斑斓。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictographic: An orchid in bloom
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波兰 [ lán ]: Poland
荷兰 [ lán ]: Holland; the Netherlands
梅兰芳 [ méi lán fāng ]: Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), famous master of Beijing opera, specialist in female roles
法兰西 [ lán ]: France
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