Meaning of 蓬

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Pinyin: péng
English Definition: fleabane (family Asteraceae); disheveled; classifier for luxuriant plants, smoke, ashes, campfires: clump, puff; surname Peng
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ féng ] to happen to meet; chance meeting, coincidence
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Example Words
蓬勃 péng vigorous; flourishing; full of vitality
朝气蓬勃 zhāo péng full of youthful energy (idiom); vigorous; energetic; a bright spark
蓬蓬 péng péng luxuriant; abundant; (onom.) booming sound of wind
蓬松 péng sōng fluffy
蓬莱 péng lái Penglai county level city in Yantai 烟台 , Shandong; Penglai, one of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, abode of immortals; by extension, fairyland
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Example Sentences
The bird fluffed out its feathers.
When he had gathered a heap he built a fire, - a smouldering, smudgy fire, - and put a tin pot of water on to boil.
As I looked around her tiny studio, I was astonished not so much by what she' d lost, but by what she' d managed to hold on to: her brass samovar, her marble-topped buffet, her canopied bed.
The bitter fleabane in the wind is a typical drifting plant.
In that project, the salicornia and leaves from the mangroves were used as animal feed, and some of the oil from the seeds was converted to biodiesel.