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Meaning of 桑

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Pinyin: sāng
English Definition: mulberry tree
Chinese Definition:
①落叶灌木,叶子可以喂蚕,果穗味甜可食,木材可制家具或农具,皮可造纸,叶、果均可入药。中国大部分地区都有种植:桑葚。桑农。桑梓(喻乡里,故乡)。沧海桑田(形容世事变迁很大)。桑榆暮景。
②姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A tree bearing berries
Character Formation:
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    • [ ruò ] obedient; united
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words
沧桑 cāng sāng great changes; ups and downs; vicissitudes; abbr. of 沧海桑田
桑拿 sāng sauna (loanword)
桑蚕 sāng cán silkworm
沧海桑田 cāng hǎi sāng tián lit. the blue sea turned into mulberry fields (idiom); fig. the transformations of the world
饱经沧桑 bǎo jīng cāng sāng having lived through many changes
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