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Meaning of 荚

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(Trad.: 莢)
Pinyin: jiá
English Definition: pod (botany)
Chinese Definition:
①豆科植物的长形果实,亦指狭长无隔膜的其他草木的果实:豆荚。荚果。皂荚。
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
1
Cacao fruit pods on the tree.
2
If two people are very similar, you might say they are like two peas in a pod.
3
When the polymer cracks, the capsules break open and release the healing agent, which becomes polymer solid and seals the crack and restores the material's properties.
4
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The people who are to be happy fix their attention on the conveniences of things, the pleasant parts of conversation,the well-prepared dishes, the goodness of the wines, the fine weather.
5
Instead, farmers sell whole cocoa pods to the first of many middlemen who eventually export the cocoa beans to chocolate makers in Belgium or France.