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Meaning of 楚

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Pinyin: chǔ
English Definition: surname Chu; abbr. for Hubei 湖北省 provinces together; Chinese kingdom during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (722-221 BC); distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex); punishment cane (old)
Chinese Definition:
①落叶灌木,鲜叶可入药。枝干坚劲,可以做杖。亦称“牡荆”。
②古代的刑杖,或学校扑责学生的小杖:捶楚。夏楚。楚掠(拷打)。楚挞(拷打)。
③中国春秋时国名:楚天(楚地的天空。因楚在南方,亦泛指南方天空)。楚声。楚歌(楚人之歌)。楚狂。楚腰(泛称女子的细腰)。楚辞。四面楚歌。楚材晋用(指使用他国人才,或指人才外流)。
④指中国湖北省和湖南省,特指湖北省:楚剧。
⑤痛苦:苦楚。痛楚。凄楚。酸楚。
⑥清晰,鲜明,整洁:清楚。衣冠楚楚。
⑦姓氏。

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    • [ lín ] forest, grove; surname
    • [ ] roll, bolt of cloth; foot
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Example Words:
一清二楚 [ qīng èr chǔ ]: to be very clear about sth (idiom)
中俄尼布楚条约 [ zhōng É chǔ tiáo yuē ]: Treaty of Nerchinsk (1698) between Qing China and Russia
凄楚 [ chǔ ]: sad; wretched; miserable
吴楚 [ chǔ ]: southern states of Wu and Chu; the middle and lower Yangtze valley
吴头楚尾 [ tóu chǔ wěi ]: lit. head in Wu and tail in Chu (idiom); fig. close together; head-to-tail; one thing starts where the other leaves off
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