Meaning of 韭

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Pinyin: jiǔ
English Definition: leek
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: Chives growing in the ground
Character Formation:
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    • [ fēi ] not, negative, non-; to oppose
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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Example Words
韭菜 jiǔ cài garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), aka Chinese chives; (fig.) retail investors who lose their money to more experienced operators (i.e. they are "harvested" like garlic chives)
韭菜花 jiǔ cài huā chives (Allium tuberosum)
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Example Sentences
Leeks that look like palm trees, massive onions and swedes as big as your head - nothing is as it should be in this English country garden.
I watched her carefully select several leeks and shitake mushrooms and ask the clerk, who knew her well, for peanuts and tofu.
In the summer of 1917, he was inspired by the memory of the potato-and-leek soup of his childhood, which his mother and grandmother used to make.
The Welsh are all excellent singers, and eat leeks all the time.
Garlic, leeks and shallots make excellent container plants. They typically have few insect or disease problems, don't have deep roots and don't take up much space.