Meaning of 朱

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(Trad.: 硃)
Pinyin: zhū
English Definition: cinnabar; see 朱砂 ; vermilion
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: The color of the sap of some trees
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words
朱红 zhū hóng vermilion
朱砂 zhū shā cinnabar; mercuric sulfide HgS; also written 朱砂
朱砂 zhū shā cinnabar; mercuric sulfide HgS
朱雀 zhū què Vermilion Bird (the seven mansions of the south sky)
杨朱 yáng zhū Yang Zhu (c. 440-360 BC), Chinese philosopher advocating ethical egoism
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Example Sentences
"Every company now wants to be a high-tech company, and we want to encourage them," Mr. Zhu said, as he headed for an electronics factory, where he would inquire about profitability.
However, Zhu and his colleagues report, surveys around the world have found that arsenic levels in rice "commonly exceed" the 50-μg threshold and can reach 400 μg per kilogram.
Speaking at Cambridge University this week, Dr Chu suggested we paint the roofs and pavements of our towns and cities white, as it will help the planet reflect, rather than retain, heat from the sun.
After years of waiting fruitlessly for the housing market to cool, Zhu and Jia decided to get married this year, prodded by their friends and parents and conscious of passing time.
I met with Zhu in the Yellow Oval Room the night before the start of his official visit.