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Meaning of 韭

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Pinyin: jiǔ
English Definition: leek
Chinese Definition:
①(韭菜)多年生草本植物,叶细长而扁,夏秋间开小白花;叶和花嫩时可食,种子可入药。简称“韭”,如“韭黄”。
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: Chives growing in the ground
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ fēi ] not, negative, non-; to oppose
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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Example Words
韭菜 jiǔ cài garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), aka Chinese chives; (fig.) retail investors who lose their money to more experienced operators (i.e. they are "harvested" like garlic chives)
韭菜花 jiǔ cài huā chives (Allium tuberosum)
More: 韭* | *韭 | *韭*
Example Sentences
1
Leeks that look like palm trees, massive onions and swedes as big as your head - nothing is as it should be in this English country garden.
2
I watched her carefully select several leeks and shitake mushrooms and ask the clerk, who knew her well, for peanuts and tofu.
3
1917
In the summer of 1917, he was inspired by the memory of the potato-and-leek soup of his childhood, which his mother and grandmother used to make.
4
The Welsh are all excellent singers, and eat leeks all the time.
5
Garlic, leeks and shallots make excellent container plants. They typically have few insect or disease problems, don't have deep roots and don't take up much space.