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Meaning of 草

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ zǎo ] early; soon; morning
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  • Pinyin: cǎo

    English Definition: grass; straw; manuscript; draft (of a document); careless; rough; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    ①对高等植物中除了树木、庄稼、蔬菜以外的茎干柔软的植物的统称;广义指茎干比较柔软的植物,包括庄稼和蔬菜:青草。野草。茅草。水草。花草。草鞋。草堂(茅草盖的堂屋,旧时文人以此自称山野间的住所,有自谦卑陋的意思)。草原。草坪。草行露宿。草菅人命。
    ②特指用作燃料、饲料的稻麦之类的茎叶:草料。柴草。稻草。
    ③粗糙,不细致:草率(shuài)。草鄙(粗野朴陋)。草具(粗劣的食物)。
    ④汉字的一种书体:草书。草字(亦为旧时谦称自己的别名)。章草(草书的一种,笔画保存了一些隶书的笔势,因其最初用于奏章,故名“章草”)。狂草。草体(a.指汉字草书;b.拼音文字的手写体,有大草、小草之分)。
    ⑤打稿子,亦指稿子;引申为初步的,非正式的:草拟。草诏(为皇帝草拟诏书)。
    ⑥荒野,原野,引申为在野的、民间的:草野。草莽。草寇。草贼。
    ⑦雌性的(用于某些家畜、家禽):草鸡。

    Example Words:
    草案 [ cǎo àn ]: draft (legislation, proposal etc)
    起草 [ cǎo ]: to make a draft; to draw up (plans)
    草率 [ cǎo shuài ]: careless; negligent; sloppy; not serious
    草原 [ cǎo yuán ]: grassland; prairie; Classifiers:
    草地 [ cǎo ]: lawn; meadow; sod; turf; Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: cào

    English Definition: variant of
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