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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *草* | 草* | *草
grass / straw / manuscript / draft (of a document) / careless / rough / CL: , , ,
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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *艸* | 艸* | *艸
variant of
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *草* | 草* | *草
variant of
lavender
flowers and plants
medicinal herb (genus Mesona) / grass jelly
green grass
aromatic herb / vanilla / alternative name for Eupatorium fortunei / (fig.) loyal and dependable person (old)
Asakusa, district of Tokyo with an atmosphere of old Japan, famous for the 7th century Buddhist temple, Sensō-ji
weeds
rice straw
carelessly / hastily
weeds / brush (vegetation) / wild grassland
Asian mugwort or wormwood (genus Artemesia)
clover / trefoil
(one's) last straw to clutch at / one's last hope
army provisions / rations and fodder
caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps sinensis)
medicinal herb
lit. to pick the flowers and trample the grass (idiom) / fig. to womanize / to frequent brothels / to sow one's wild oats
Hemerocallis fulva / daylily
mimosa / sensitive plant (that closes its leaves when touched)
mow grass
fur clothing
four-leaf clover
(Internet slang) to recommend a product to sb
sb who goes whichever way the wind blows / sb with no mind of their own / easily swayed person / opportunist
the most handsome boy in the school (see also 校花)
tobacco
Lucao or Lutsao Township in Chiayi County 嘉義縣|嘉义县, west Taiwan
to fondle the flowers and trample the grass (idiom) / to womanize / to frequent brothels / to sow one's wild oats
a book on Chinese (herbal) medicine / Chinese materia medica
licorice root
grass
red root gromwell (Lithospermum erythrorhizon) / flowering plant whose roots provide purple dye / arnebia (plant genus in family Boraginaceae)
the most handsome boy in the class
careless / slovenly / illegible (of handwriting)
very rarely seen, unusual (idiom)
water plants / habitat with water source and grass
legendary grass conferring invisibility / fig. to conceal oneself or one's plans
Rubia cordifolia / Indian madder / munjit
lemongrass
to make a draft / to draw up (plans)
sage (Salvia officinalis)
motherwort (Leonurus heterophyllus or L. cardiaca)
grass
to weed
Houttuynia cordata
rice-paper plant (Tetrapanax papyriferus)
coco-grass or nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus)
weeds / mistress or prostitute (old)
Miscanthus (genus of grass)
creeping oxalis / edelweiss
to hoe / to weed
grass that has grown on a grave since last year / (fig.) grave / to have died long ago / fodder provided to animals for the night
(of Taiwan aborigines) to go on a headhunting expedition
all kinds of grass / all kinds of flora
pasture / forage grass / pasturage
plantain herb (Plantago asiatica)
the spongy, white pulp inside the stem of rush plants, used as a wick for oil lamps
papyrus
vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanoides)
seagrass
ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) / fishwort (Houttuynia cordata)
tropical pitcher plant (i.e. genus Nepenthes)
there are plenty more fish in the sea (idiom)
Rabdosia lophanthoides (no common name), herb plant of Lamiaceae family (together with mint and lavender), used in TCM
creeper / climbing plant / twiner
lit. abandoned by men and choked with weeds / desolate (idiom)
milkweeds (genus Asclepias)
lit. a good horse doesn't turn around and graze the same patch again (idiom) / fig. once you've moved on, don't go back again (romantic relationship, job etc) / leave the past behind
valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
hay
daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
deep gratitude up to death
primrose
the straw that broke the camel’s back (idiom) / the final straw
straw
rush (botany) / Juncaceae
hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
semicursive script
withered grass / dry grass
lit. you can't expect the horse to run fast but not let it graze (idiom) / fig. you can't have your cake and eat it, too
Hedyotis diffusa
spatterdock (Nuphar pumilum), a type of lily
snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
lit. sturdy grass withstands high winds (idiom) / fig. strength of character is revealed in a crisis
forage grass
Chinese anise (Ilicium anisatum, a shrub with poisonous leaves)
tough upright grass / fig. a staunch character able to withstand tough test
(substitute for 我肏) fuck / WTF / (soccer) to waste time by feigning injury
grassy
A rabbit doesn't eat the grass by its own burrow (idiom); One shouldn't do anything to harm one's neighbors.
sedge
thyme
hop (Humulus lupulus), climbing plant whose flower cones are used in brewing beer

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