旬 means 'season'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1567   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-25    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 19 words   Used in 84 names   Component in 15 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   シュン   ジュン
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If you always think of a month as having 4 weeks, it'll blow your mind to conceive of it as having 3 parts. Learn how 旬 came to represent not only "10-day period" but also "season (for crab, strawberries, etc.)." See how restaurants use 旬 in coinages to convey that they're serving seasonal foods. Also learn about an innovative collaboration between a chef and a drug company!
⿹   wrap   sun; day  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 旬 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 旬 is used 19 times, read 2 ways.
ジュン : 17 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last third of a month; 21st to the last day of a month
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シュン : 2 words FIND ALL
1. season (e.g. fruit, fish)
2. in vogue; popular; fresh; up to date
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Henshall: 1373  Joy o' Kanji : 1373  Key to Kanji:

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シュン   ジュン   season
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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