Meaning of 桂

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Pinyin: guì
English Definition: cassia; laurel
Chinese Definition:
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)
折桂 zhé guì to win the laurels; to pass an imperial examination; to win a championship
桂圆 guì yuán see 龙眼
丹桂 dān guì orange osmanthus
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Example Sentences
The officers of the Invalides came immediately behind it, bearing laurel branches.
Jane Wangui owns a hair salon in downtown Nairobi, one of a handful of shops in the area open for business on Friday.