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)
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Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ 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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