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Meaning of 苗

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Pinyin: miáo
English Definition: sprout
Chinese Definition:
①初生的植物或没有秀穗的庄稼:禾苗。麦苗。树苗。幼苗。苗子(亦喻继承某种事业的接班人)。苗而不秀(只长苗而不秀穗,喻本身条件虽好,但没有成就)。
②形状像苗的:火苗儿。
③某些初生的饲养的动物:鱼苗。
④能使机体产生免疫力的微生物制剂:疫苗。卡介苗。
⑤子孙后代:苗裔。
⑥中国少数民族,主要分布于贵州、湖南、云南、四川、湖北等省和广西壮族自治区:苗族。苗绣。
⑦姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Grass growing in a field
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
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Example Words:
苗条 [ miáo tiao ]: (of a woman) slim; slender; graceful
拔苗助长 [ miáo zhù zhǎng ]: to spoil things through excessive enthusiasm (idiom)
牻牛儿苗科 [ máng niú r miáo ]: Geraniaceae (the geranium family)
幼苗 [ yòu miáo ]: young sprout; bud; sapling; seedling
苗族 [ miáo ]: Hmong or Miao ethnic group of southwest China
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