Meaning of 荚

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(Trad.: 莢)
Pinyin: jiá
English Definition: pod (botany)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ jiā ] to support; to be wedged between
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Example Words
豆荚 dòu jiá pod (of legumes)
皂荚 zào jiá Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis)
荚果 jiá guǒ seed pod; legume
皂荚树 zào jiá shù Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis)
秋葵荚 qiū kuí jiá okra (Hibiscus esculentus); lady's fingers
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Example Sentences
She was shelling peas.
Spices, like cinnamon stick, liquorice root or vanilla pod.
Cacao fruit pods on the tree.
He started tipping the pea pods into a pan.
Everyone is attracted by beauty and beauty is powerful.