Meaning of 饕

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Pinyin: tāo
English Definition: gluttonous; see 饕餮 , zoomorphic mask motif
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 22; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eat) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ hào ] mark, sign; symbol; number; to call, to cry, to roar
    • [ shí ] food; to eat
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Example Words
饕餮 tāo tiè ferocious mythological animal, the fifth son of the dragon king; zoomorphic mask motif, found on Shang and Zhou ritual bronzes; gluttonous; sumptuous (banquet)
老饕 lǎo tāo glutton
饕餮之徒 tāo tiè zhī glutton; gourmand; by extension, person who is greedy for power, money, sex etc
贪饕无厌 tān tāo yàn to be very greedy (idiom)
饕客 tāo gourmand
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Example Sentences
Does considering the lobster allow seafood lovers to disregard the tuna?
First branch in Malaysia, sure a lot of people want to try their dishes.
The seven capital sins are: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, envy, gluttony , sloth.
His "La Mei" Shi said: "The Snow Child socialist the more awe-inspiring wind, the highest integrity, strong flowers.
Bullish points for wine: Outstanding wine is scarce and it has value to drinkers.