Meaning of 菁

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Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: leek flower; lush; luxuriant
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ qīng ] nature's color; blue, green, black; young
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Example Words:
去芜存菁 [ cún jīng ]: lit. to get rid of the weeds and keep the flowers; to separate the wheat from the chaff (idiom)
菁英 [ jīng yīng ]: elite
菁华 [ jīng huá ]: the cream; essence; the quintessence
芜菁 [ jīng ]: turnip
芜菁甘蓝 [ jīng gān lán ]: rutabaga (vegetable)
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