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Meaning of 薯

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Pinyin: shǔ
English Definition: potato; yam
Chinese Definition:
①(薯莨)a。多年生草本植物,地上有缠绕茎,地下块茎,可用来染棉、麻织品;b。这种植物的果实。
②(薯蓣)多年生草本植物,茎蔓生,块根为圆柱形,可食。通称“山药”。
③(甘薯)a。一年生或多年生草本植物,蔓匍匐地面。块根可食,亦可制糖和酒精;b。这种植物的块根。均通称“红薯”、“白薯”;亦称“番薯”、“山芋”、“地瓜”、“红苕”。
④(马铃薯)a。多年生草本植物,地下块茎可食;b.这种植物的块茎。均亦称“土豆儿”、“山药蛋”、“洋芋”。

Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ shǔ ] bureau, public office; to sign
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