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松 means 'pine tree'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 334   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 131 words   Used in 5191 names   Component in 6 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   まつ pine tree
Name    おお   しょ   ま   まっ
⿰   tree   official  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 松 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 松 is used 105 times, read 2 ways.
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ショウ : 25 words FIND ALL
4 3
noun
1. pine, bamboo and plum (together an auspicious grouping)
2. high, middle and low (ranking); top, middle and bottom; upper, medium, lower; first, second and third (class)  (from 松 down to 梅)
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まつ : 80 words FIND ALL
1
Most common form: まつ
noun
1. pine tree (Pinus spp.)
2. highest (of a three-tier ranking system)
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An additional 26 less common words include 松 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 536 (originally: 1394)  Joy o' Kanji : 1394  Key to Kanji: 535 

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ショウ   まつ pine tree   
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コウ   おおやけ official, public   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ム   private
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
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