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Meaning of 桔

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] lucky, propitious, good
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  • Pinyin: jié
    English Definition: Platycodon grandiflorus; water bucket
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(桔梗)多年生草本植物,叶卵形或卵状披针形,花暗蓝色或紫色,供观赏。根可入药。
    Example Words:
    桔梗 jié gěng Chinese bellflower
    桔槔 jié gāo well sweep (device for raising and lowering a bucket in a well, using a pivoted pole)
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①“橘”的俗字。[例]桔者小而甘,曰松皮,桔皮红不粘肉。——清·屈大均《广东新语》。
    ②另见jié。

    Example Words:
    金桔 jīn kumquat
    桔黄色 huáng tangerine yellow; saffron (yellow)
    桔子 zi tangerine; also written 橘子 ; Classifiers:
    柑桔 gān orange (fruit)
    蔓越桔 màn yuè cranberry
    More: 桔* | *桔 | *桔*
Example Sentences
1
便
My friend had come back. Seeing me with the little orange lamp, she asked me where I had been.
2
But I recall the little orange lamp every Chinese New Year.
3
穿
He wore old blue trousers and a dirty orange shirt.
4
But despite the subtlety of the orange box, some neighbors say its effects have been all too apparent.
5
使
Skyglow causes clouds to glow white, orange, or pink, and destroys our view of the nighttime sky.