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Meaning of 蓮

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(Simplified: 莲)
Pinyin: lián
English Definition: lotus
Chinese Definition:
①多年生草本植物,生淺水中。葉子大而圓。花大,有粉紅、白色兩種。種子稱“蓮子”,包在倒圓錐形的花托內,合稱“蓮蓬”。地下莖肥大而長,有節,稱“藕”。種子和地下莖均可食(亦稱“荷”、“芙蓉”、“芙蕖”、“菡萏”):蓮藕。蓮房(a.蓮蓬;b.指僧人的居室)。蓮座(a.蓮花的底部;b.佛像的座位,由佛座多爲蓮花形而得名)。
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
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Example Sentences
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O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?
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She meant that her full name was Lillian Margaret Smith.
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Xiulian: Yes, I am sure many things are an illusion. Yet some are hopelessly real.
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Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
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Lancelot was also loved by Elanine, a beautiful girl, but he soon deserted her and she died of a broken heart.