Meaning of 株

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Pinyin: zhū
English Definition: tree trunk; stump (tree root); a plant; classifier for trees or plants; strain (biology); to involve others (in shady business)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ zhū ] cinnabar, vermilion; surname
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Example Words
植株 zhí zhū plant (horticulture)
株式会社 zhū shì huì shè Japanese limited company; corporation; public company; Ltd; p.l.c.; Corp; Japanese pr. kabushiki-gaisha
株连 zhū lián to involve others (in a crime); guilt by association
守株待兔 shǒu zhū dài lit. to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits (idiom); to wait idly for opportunities; to trust to chance rather than show initiative
株距 zhū spacing; distance between plants (within a row)
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Example Sentences
There are only a few scattered willow trees by the stream.
The peach tree has fragrant flowers, attracting many bees.