Meaning of 苞

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Pinyin: bāo
English Definition: bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A flower unfolding ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ bāo ] wrap, pack, bundle; package
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Example Words
含苞 hán bāo (of a plant) to be in bud
花苞 huā bāo flower bud
含苞待放 hán bāo dài fàng in bud; budding
苞片 bāo piàn bract (botany)
苞谷 bāo variant of 包谷
More: 苞* | *苞 | *苞*
Example Sentences
After a period of time, Hong Kong fully mature bud, I let my mother made a cut down to eat, I immediately took a piece of, ah!
A particularly fine spring came round, and the stir of germination was almost audible in the buds; it moved her, as it moved the wild animals, and made her passionate to go.
The leaf-like structures are bracts, inside which a row of flowers grows, although none can be seen here.
When I was looking through the 1895 Montgomery Ward Catalogue discovering that every corn husker and seeder turned out to be still being made new, I was truly surprised.
One of the most popular plants at Christmas is the poinsettia. These plants are valued for their colorful bracts , which look like leaves.