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Meaning of 蒲

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Pinyin:
English Definition: refers to various monocotyledonous flowering plants including Acorus calamus and Typha orientalis; common cattail; bullrush; surname Pu; old place name
Chinese Definition:
①多年生草本植物,生池沼中,高近两米。根茎长在泥里,可食。叶长而尖,可编席、制扇,夏天开黄色花(亦称“香蒲”):蒲黄(蒲的花粉)。蒲棒。蒲草。蒲绒。蒲扇。
②指“菖蒲”:蒲节。蒲月(指农历五月)。
③庵,用草盖的圆形屋。
④古同“匍”,匍伏。
⑤姓氏。
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] beach, shore, river bank; surname
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Example Words
菖蒲 chāng Acorus calamus; sweet sedge or sweet flag
蒲公英 gōng yīng dandelion (Taraxacum mongolicum)
蒲扇 shàn palm-leaf fan; cattail-leaf fan
蒲团 tuán praying mat (Buddhism, made of woven cattail)
蒲剧 Puzhou opera of Shanxi Province
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