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  *本* | 本* | *本
root / stem / origin / source / this / the current / original / inherent / originally / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
cause / origin / root cause / reason / CL: 個|个
  *源* | 源* | *源
root / source / origin
  *根* | 根* | *根
root / basis / classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings / CL: 條|条 / radical (chemistry)
branch, esp. grass root branches of a political party
  *紫* | 紫* | *紫
purple / violet / amethyst / Lithospermum erythrorhizon (flowering plant whose root provides red purple dye) / Japanese: murasaki
square (as in square foot, square mile, square root)
fundamental / basic / root / simply / absolutely (not) / (not) at all / CL: 個|个
specimen / sample / the root cause and symptoms of a disease
to cheer / to root for
  *铲* | 铲* | *铲
to level off / to root up
to take root
to protect from wind / fangfeng (Saposhnikovia divaricata), its root used in TCM
  *藕* | 藕* | *藕
root of lotus
  *芷* | 芷* | *芷
angelica (type of iris) / plant root used in TCM
lotus root
character root / word root / etymon
  *株* | 株* | *株
tree trunk / stump (tree root) / a plant / classifier for trees or plants / strain (biology) / to involve others (in shady business)
  *茹* | 茹* | *茹
to eat / (extended meaning) to endure / putrid smell / vegetables / roots (inextricably attached to the plant)
lower body / euphemism for genitals / root and stem of plants
root canal therapy (dentistry)
origin / root (cause)
licorice root
to cheer on (originally esp. as paid stooge) / to root for sb / to sing sb's praises / to flatter
huangqi / milk vetch root (used in TCM) / Astragalus membranaceus or Astragalus mongholicus
to go back to one's roots / to return to one's native place / by ext. to join one's ancestors (i.e. to die)
tree roots
to root out / to wipe out
to root out / to eradicate / to sweep away / to abolish
to extract a square root
the grass roots / the hoi polloi
root system
discriminant (e.g. b^2-4ac in the formula for the root of a quadratic equation)
Chinese thorowax (Bupleurum chinense) / root of Chinese thorowax (used in TCM)
real root (of a polynomial)
Dahurian angelica (Angelica dahurica) / root of Dahurian angelica (used in TCM)
an incompletely cured illness / an old complaint / the root cause of trouble
indigo woad root / root of Isatis indigotica (used in TCM)
to take root / to establish a base
root of herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora), used in TCM
Chinese knotweed (Polygonum multiflorum) / fleeceflower root
to treat only the symptoms but not the root cause
cubic root (math)
liquorice (Sophora flavescens), with roots used in TCM
far-reaching ambition / lofty ideal / milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia), with roots used in Chinese medicine
  *壅* | 壅* | *壅
to obstruct / to stop up / to heap soil around the roots of a plant
air plant (Bryophyllum pinnatum) / to put down roots
to be rooted to / to take root in
root of tooth
red root gromwell (Lithospermum erythrorhizon) / flowering plant whose roots provide purple dye / arnebia (plant genus in family Boraginaceae)
Notopterygium root (root of Notopterygium incisum)
ladybell root (Radix adenophorae)
  *茯* | 茯* | *茯
Pachyma cocos / china root
costus root (medicinal herb) / aucklandia / Saussurea costus / Dolomiaea souliei
to treat the symptoms but not the root cause
Ningpo figwort (Scrophularia ningpoensis) / root of Ningpo figwort (used in TCM)
root of Chinese pulsatilla / Chinese bulbul
to pull up by the roots / to uproot
root tuber / tuberous root
lit. a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom) / fig. all things go back to their source eventually / in old age, an expatriate returns home
to forget one's roots
lit. lotus roots may break, but the fiber remains joined (idiom); lovers part, but still long for one another
to cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom); to destroy root and branch / to eliminate completely
root of the trouble / cause of the ruin
back of tongue / tongue root / dorsal
to dig up roots and inquire at the base (idiom); to get to the bottom of sth
the root bark of the peony tree
fibrous roots
perennial root (botany)
foundation / grounding / background / what lies at the bottom of sth / root / cause
to return home (after a lifetime's absence) / to go back to one's roots
twisted roots and intertwined joints (idiom); complicated and very tricky / knotty and deeply-rooted difficulties
morinda root (Morinda officinalis), plant used in Chinese medicine
the root of all evil
to root out the strong and support the weak (idiom); to rob the rich and give to the poor
to root out the strong and give people peace (idiom); to rob the rich and give to the poor
to neglect the root and pursue the tip (idiom) / to neglect fundamentals and concentrate on details
lit. to directly attack Huanglong / fig. to directly combat the root of a problem
  *蔸* | 蔸* | *蔸
root and lower stem of certain plants / classifier for pieces and clumps
a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom); everything has its ancestral home / In old age, an expatriate longs to return home.
root of tooth
  *柢* | 柢* | *柢
foundation / root
deep roots and vigorous foliage (idiom) / (fig.) well established and growing strongly
aerial root (botany)
root of unity
Ampelopsis japonica (creeper with root used in TCM)
to treat the symptoms rather than getting to the root of the problem (proverb) / reactive (rather than proactive)
lit. to dig up the root / to get to the heart of (the matter)
rhizome (biol.) / root stock
to recount history but omit one's ancestors (idiom); to forget one's roots
at the base / at the root / (of a leg) just below the crutch
aerial root (botany)
succulent root (botany)
truffle (edible root fungus)
lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom); to get to the bottom of sth
lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom); to get to the bottom of sth
root bark of the peony tree (used in TCM)
mūlādhāra or muladhara, the root or Saturn chakra 查克拉, residing in the coccyx
yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus), a vine with sweet edible root

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