Meaning of 梗

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Pinyin: gěng
English Definition: branch; stem; stalk; Classifiers: ; to block; to hinder; (neologism that evolved from , initially in Taiwan, during the first decade of the 21st century) memorable creative idea (joke, catchphrase, meme, neologism, witty remark etc); prominent feature of a creative work (punchline of a joke, trope in a drama, special ingredient in a dish, riff in a pop song etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ gèng ] more, further; to shift, to alternate; to modify
Similar Characters: 便
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Example Words
梗塞 gěng to clog; to block; to obstruct
梗阻 gěng to hamper; to obstruct
梗概 gěng gài synopsis; outline (of story)
梗死 gěng blockage; obstruction; infarction
心肌梗死 xīn gěng myocardial infarction; heart attack
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Example Sentences
Admittedly, my own "son" is a border terrier, but this issue is still a no-brainer to me.
It was spindly looking with a tall skinny stalk and only one head on it.
The Sunflower had not started where I saw the stalk begin. It actually had begun under a big rock and grown under and around it to reach the sun.
To dice a mango, cut down the broad side of the fruit, slightly off center, from the stem end to the tip end.
You' ve now found all the Terriers that don' t hail from Yorkshire, and hopefully learned just how useful filters can be in the process.