Meaning of 葛

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] what, why, where, which, how
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: kudzu (Pueraria lobata); hemp cloth
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    纠葛 jiū entanglement; dispute
    瓜葛 guā connection; association; involvement
    葛藤 téng tangle of vines; fig. complications
    葛洲坝 zhōu name of a place, Gezhouba Dam on the Changjiang River, in Sichuan
    葛粉 fěn starch of pueraria root; arrowroot flour
    More: 葛* | *葛 | *葛*
  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: surname Ge
    Example Words:
    诸葛亮 zhū liàng Zhuge Liang (181-234), military leader and prime minister of Shu Han 蜀汉 during the Three Kingdoms period; the main hero of the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三国演义 , where he is portrayed as a sage and military genius; mastermind
    诸葛 zhū two-character surname Zhuge
    葛洪 hóng Ge Hong (283-363), Jin dynasty Daoist and alchemist, author of 抱朴子
    长葛 cháng Changge county level city in Shangqiu 商丘 , Henan
    事后诸葛亮 shì hòu zhū liàng a genius in retrospect (idiom); hindsight is 20-20
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Example Sentences
So, how does that play out in pounds?
He cited lines from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
They might have kudzu at their table or they might have a western table.
H spent three hours learning Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg by heart.
As a lawyer, we see so many of these kinds of incidents," said Mr. Ge.