冫 means 'ice' and is a variant of

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 15    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Component in 101 kanji (20 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
Known in Japanese as にすい.
See why (winter) stands out among the Joyo kanji featuring the "ice" radical, and find out why this radical would be in (weird) and (melt). Also enjoy pictures of ice sculptures from the Sapporo Snow Festival!
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