Meaning of 蜡

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(Trad.: 蠟)
English Definition: candle; wax
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
蜡烛 zhú candle; Classifiers:
石蜡 shí paraffin wax
蜡染 rǎn batik (color printing on cloth using wax)
味同嚼蜡 wèi tóng jiáo tastes as if one is chewing wax (idiom); tasteless; insipid
白蜡 bái white wax from Chinese white wax bug (Ericerus pela)
More: 蜡* | *蜡 | *蜡*
Example Sentences
He lit up a wax candle.
Please don't blow out the candle, I haven't made a wish yet.
The children used colorful crayons to draw beautiful pictures.