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:
  • Above to below
    • [ 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
Sprinkle scallions oer your salad.
Stir in the garlic, artichokes, leeks, and white wine.
Lovers live by love as larks live by leeks.
Vichyssoise is made with potatoes and leeks and cream.
Lovers live by love, as larks live by leeks.