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seedling (esp. rice)
Kanji 1740

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Synopsis

Find out about the literal side of 苗 (e.g., all that happens before rice seedlings go into paddies) and the figurative aspects of 苗 (e.g., when the "seedlings" of a culture bear delicious fruits). See how seedlings played key roles in "The Mutiny on the Bounty" and in one Nobel Peace Prize winner's work. Also discover why 苗 can mean "Hmong" and how it relates to smallpox.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1740 on 苗, titled "Upstarts of the Plant World"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ビョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
なえ, なわ
STROKES8
RADICAL艹 (140: grass)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1426/1924
HENSHALL1740/1897
SPAHN3k5.2