Meaning of 酥

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English Definition: flaky pastry; crunchy; limp; soft; silky
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grain) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
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Example Words
酥油 yóu butter
酥软 ruǎn weak (of body or limbs); limp; gone soft
酥油茶 yóu chá butter tea (Tibetan, Mongolian etc drink derived from milk)
酥脆 cuì crisp (of food)
酥麻 limp and numb (of limbs)
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Example Sentences
They' re sort of like pancakes and kind of like Yorkshire puddings, hot, just fried, soft inside and with a crispy edge!
Consisting of Jinan cuisine and Jiaodong cuisine, Shandong cuisine, clear, pure and not greasy, is characterized by its emphasis on aroma, freshness, crispness and tenderness.
They are nothing more than strips of dough dunked in a huge vat of boiling oil and fried until crispy, but they' re so tasty you' ll sometimes see locals getting through half a dozen at a time.
Among those singled out as urgently in need of conservation are the crisp pillow coral, which resembles a brain, and the elegance coral, which has glowing tubular tentacles.
The crispy seared surface gave way to a buttery texture that melted in my mouth and sent a wave of dopamine-inducing umami across my palate.