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Meaning of 鹬

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(Trad.: 鷸)
Pinyin:
English Definition: common snipe; sandpiper
Chinese Definition:
①鸟,羽毛茶褐色,嘴、脚都很长,趾间无蹼,常在水边或田野中捕吃小鱼、小虫和贝类:鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利。
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
鹬蚌相争 bàng xiāng zhēng lit. sandpiper and clam war together (and the fisherman catches both) (idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party
丘鹬 qiū (bird species of China) Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
红脚鹬 hóng jiǎo (bird species of China) common redshank (Tringa totanus)
泽鹬 (bird species of China) marsh sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
长趾滨鹬 cháng zhǐ bīn (bird species of China) long-toed stint (Calidris subminuta)
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