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匂 means 'fragrant'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1289   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 14 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 30 names   Component in 7 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   にお fragrant   にお to be fragrant
Kun    におわす to give out an odor   におわせる
Name    おり   こう   さぎ
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Find out about a kanji that can represent both a fragrance and a stench. Learn to say, “That flower has a powerful scent,” “The room reeks of lacquer,” “This book has a whiff of anarchism,” “The flowers glow in the morning sun,” “A dog has a sharp sense of smell,” “There's something fishy about how the secretary is acting,” and “In the book she makes no allusion to her profession.”
⿹   wrap   spoon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 匂 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 匂 is used 15 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
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にお : 12 words FIND ALL
1. to be enveloped in a smell
2. to be radiant; to be attractive
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にお (read as におい) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
cherry tree with fragrant flowers  (often written with kana only)
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An additional にお.う less common words include 匂 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2089  Key to Kanji:

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にお fragrant   にお to be fragrant   
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さじ spoon   
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