Meaning of 柳

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Pinyin: liǔ
English Definition: willow
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ mǎo ] 4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.
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Example Words
柳树 liǔ shù willow
杨柳 yáng liǔ willow tree; poplar and willow; name of traditional tune
柳条 liǔ tiáo willow; willow branches; wicker (material for basketwork)
柳暗花明 liǔ àn huā míng lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope; light at the end of the tunnel
垂柳 chuí liǔ weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
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Example Sentences
That's why we've called our place Lone Willow Farm.
We are not exporting straw and willow products, embroideries,, porcelain wares, jade carvings, antiques, Chinese paintings, silk flowers and various kinds of toys and gifts.
That\'s because its two other major components are white rice and imitation crab, both of which are packed with fast-digesting carbohydrates and almost no protein.