垣 means 'hedge'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1158   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 41 words   Used in 998 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かき hedge
On    エン
Name    がい
Note: is read as かいま.
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Find out which 垣 expressions convey something juicy about human behavior and which ones pertain to actual hedges and fences. See how bamboo fences connect to fishing nets and ships. Discover what role 垣 plays in the oldest tanka and in common proverbs. Learn to read lots of surnames containing 垣, including that of a legendary equestrian, a politician, a linguist, and a sumo wrestler.
⿰   ground; earth   extend  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 垣 is used 2 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 垣 is used 35 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
エン : 2 words FIND ALL
Purple Forbidden Enclosure (group of constellations in the northern sky associated with the emperor)
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かき : 7 words FIND ALL
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hedge; fence
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かき (read as がき) : 25 words FIND ALL
stone wall
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
chink (e.g. in fence); gap (e.g. in hedge)  (see also: 垣間見る)
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An additional 6 less common words include 垣 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1073  Joy o' Kanji : 1073  Key to Kanji:

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かき hedge   
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わた to extend, span, range   
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シャ   くるま car   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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