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
Cacao fruit pods on the tree.
If two people are very similar, you might say they are like two peas in a pod.
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.
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.
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.