Meaning of 杞

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English Definition: Chinese wolfberry shrub (Lycium chinense); willow; Qi, a Zhou Dynasty vassal state; surname Qi
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] self, oneself; personal, private; 6th heavenly stem
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Example Words
枸杞 gǒu wolfberry (Lycium chinense); genus Lycium
杞人忧天 rén yōu tiān man of Qǐ fears the sky falling (idiom); groundless fears
枸杞子 gǒu goji berry
杞国 guó the State of Qǐ in modern Qǐ county 杞县 , Henan (c. 1500-445 BC), a small vassal state of Shang and Western Zhou for most of its existence
杞县 xiàn Qi county in Kaifeng 开封 , Henan
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Example Sentences
However, we prefer to make people worry roxburghiana days.
The doctor answered, he would not even be able to walk.
Heavily perfumed white flowers, such as gardenias, were favorites with collectors in the eighteenth century, when scent was valued much more highly than it is today.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves-in finding themselves.
But the intelligence community never took nearly as alarmist a view of the terrorist/W.M.D. threat as the war's supporters did.