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Meaning of 桂

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Pinyin: guì
English Definition: cassia; laurel
Chinese Definition:
①中国广西壮族自治区的别称:桂剧。桂系军阀。
②(桂花)常绿小乔木或灌木,叶椭圆形,开白色或暗黄色小花,有特殊的香气,供观赏,亦可做香料,通称“木犀”;简称“桂”,如“金桂”,“桂子飘香”、“桂轮”(月的别称,相传月中植桂花。亦称“桂魄”)。
③姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
桂花 [ guì huā ]: osmanthus flowers; Osmanthus fragrans
桂冠 [ guì guān ]: laurel; victory garland (in Greek and Western culture)
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