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Meaning of 芥

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ jiè ] agent, go-between, intermediary; to introduce; shell, armor
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  • Pinyin: gài

    English Definition: see 芥蓝
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(芥菜)一年生草本植物,芥菜的变种,叶大,表面多皱纹,叶脉显著,可食。亦作“盖菜”。
    Example Words:
    芥蓝 gài lán Chinese broccoli; Chinese kale; cabbage mustard; Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra; also pr. [jie4 lan2]
    芥兰 gài lán variant of 芥蓝
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  • Pinyin: jiè

    English Definition: mustard
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(芥菜)一年或二年生草本植物,种子黄色,味辛辣,磨成粉末,称“芥末”,作调味品。按用途分为叶用芥菜(如“雪里蕻”);茎用芥菜(如“榨菜”);根用芥菜(如“大头菜”)。
    ②小草,喻轻微纤细的事物:草芥。纤芥。芥舟。

    Example Words:
    芥蒂 jiè an obstruction; barrier; ill-feeling; grudge
    芥菜 jiè cài leaf mustard (Brassica juncea); also pr. [gai4 cai4]
    芥末 jiè mo mustard; wasabi
    芥子气 jiè mustard gas
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