Meaning of 蓮

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(Simplified: 莲)
Pinyin: lián
English Definition: lotus
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flower) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ lián ] to join, to connect; continuous; even
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Example Words
蓮花 lián huā lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, among others); water-lily
蓮子 lián lotus seed
蓮藕 lián ǒu lotus root
蓮蓬 lián péng lotus seed head
More: 蓮* | *蓮 | *蓮*
Example Sentences
And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?
But even that is implausible because "Miss Lillian" was then not only very much alive but also quite unlike the Queen Mother.
I knew Lillian was praying for me; she always prays for our family, especially when one of us is away.
I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.