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Meaning of 蔓

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Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: A long plant ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ màn ] long, extended, vast; beautiful
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  • Pinyin: màn

    English Definition: creeper; to spread
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用本义。[例]青树翠蔓。——唐·柳宗元《至小丘西小石潭记》。[例]丹藤翠蔓。——宋·陆游《过小孤山大孤山》。[例]蔓广则歧多,歧多则饶子。——《齐民要术·种瓜》。[例]兔丝附蓬麻,引蔓故不长。——杜甫《新婚别》。
    Example Words:
    蔓延 [ màn yán ]: to extend; to spread
    枝蔓 [ zhī màn ]: branches and tendrils; fig. overcomplicated or digressive
    滋蔓 [ màn ]: to grow and spread
    荒烟蔓草 [ huāng yān màn cǎo ]: lit. abandoned by men and choked with weeds; desolate (idiom)
    蔓延全国 [ màn yán quán guó ]: to spread throughout the entire country
  • Pinyin: mán

    English Definition: turnip; Brassica campestris
    Example Words:
    蔓菁 [ mán jing ]: turnip; wild cabbage
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