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(Trad.: 荊)
Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: chaste tree or berry (Vitex agnus-castus); alternative name for the Zhou Dynasty State of Chu 楚国
Chinese Definition:
①落叶灌木,叶有长柄,掌状分裂,开蓝紫色小花,枝条可编筐篮等(亦称“楚”):紫荆。荆条。荆棘。披荆斩棘。
②古代用荆条做的刑仗:负荆请罪。
③中国古代“九州”之一,春秋时楚国别称:荆州。荆璞(喻美质、未经任用的卓越人才)。
④旧时对人谦称自己的妻子:拙荆。山荆。荆妻。
⑤姓氏。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: A plant armed with thorns
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • Above to below
      • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
      • [ kāi ] to open; to start, to initiate, to begin
    • [ dāo ] knife
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Example Words
荆棘 jīng thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth
紫荆 jīng Chinese redbud (Cercis chinensis)
披荆斩棘 jīng zhǎn lit. to cut one's way through thistles and thorns (idiom); fig. to overcome all obstacles on the way; to break through hardships; to blaze a new trail
负荆请罪 jīng qǐng zuì lit. to bring a bramble and ask for punishment (idiom); fig. to offer sb a humble apology
荆山 jīng shān Thorny mountain (several); Mt Jingshan in Hubei
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Example Sentences
1
Vitex is useful in normalizing pituitary gland functions and the balance of progesterone and estrogen levels.
2
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Chang Jing and the mountain railway, the two-Hangzhou Expressway to wear Habitat and that traffic is very convenient.
3
The oaks are still leafless, but daffodils are out everywhere, the gorse is spattered with yellow blossoms, and the tits and thrushes are singing their hearts out.