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Radical:
Radical Strokes: 6
Additional Strokes: 5
Total Strokes: 8
Variants:

Pronunciation

Pinyin: mǎo
Cantonese: maau5
JapaneseKun: MENAWA KAYA
JapaneseOn: BOU RYUU

Dictionary definitions

Unicode: species of grass, water mallows

CE-Dict: type of water plant/(dialect) loess hills

21 Century bidirectional dictionary: 1.couch grass
2.a Chinese family name

康熙字典文字版 【申集上】【艸字部】 茆
【唐韻】莫飽切,音卯。【韻會】鳧葵。【鄭小同云】蓴菜草。【詩·魯頌】思樂泮水,薄采其茆。【陸璣疏】茆與荇菜相似,葉大如手,赤圓有肥者,著手滑不得停,莖大如匕柄,葉可以生食,又可鬻,滑美。江南人謂之蓴菜,或謂之水葵,諸陂澤中皆有。【干寶云】今之𪁗蹗草,堪爲葅,江東有之。又云:或名水戾。一云今之浮菜,卽猪蓴是也。 又【集韻】通䓮。草叢生也。 又與茅通。【周禮·天官·醢人】茆菹。【鄭註】讀作茅。【說文】【玉篇】𠀤音柳。註詳𦯄字。
考證:〔【于寶云】今之𪁗蹗草。〕 謹照原文于寶改干寶。

Han-De-Dict: Mao (u.E.) (Eig, Fam)