塩 means 'salt'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1203   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-16    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 144 words   Used in 277 words   Used in 995 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   しお salt
Right side exists as a rare kanji, 𬐚, not included in most fonts yet.
⿰   ground; earth  ⿳  𠂉 () man   mouth   dish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塩 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 塩 is used 261 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
エン : 187 words FIND ALL
hydrochloric acid
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しお : 64 words FIND ALL
Most common form: しお
1. salt (i.e. sodium chloride); common salt; table salt  (esp. しお)
2. salt (e.g. sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, etc.)  (esp. えん; chemistry term)
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しお (read as じお) : 10 words FIND ALL
1. flower-shaped baked salt
2. sea salt crystals
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An additional 17 less common words include 塩 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 451 (originally: 428)  Joy o' Kanji : 428  Key to Kanji: 55 

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エン   しお salt   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
さら dish   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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