Meaning of 芦

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(Trad.: 蘆)
English Definition: rush; reed; Phragmites communis
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
芦苇 wěi reed
芦笋 sǔn asparagus
芦笙 shēng reed-pipe wind instrument
芦席 reed mat
芦荟 huì aloe vera
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Example Sentences
Only a solitary cracked-voiced reed-sparrow greeted her from the bushes by the river, in a sad, machine-made tone, resembling that of a past friend whose friendship she had outworn.
The Chicago team has spent the past three years preparing and studying the fossil, which was lodged in a block of sediment removed from the Lujiatun lake beds in northeast China.
Rural dweller: The reed bunting is one of the species which tend to avoid cities
Species which tend to avoid cities include pied flycathers, reed bunting and whitethroat.