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柳 means 'willow'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 919   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 58 words   Used in 1288 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   リュウ
Kun
   やなぎ a willow
Name    なぎ   や   やい   やぎ   やな   やない
Willows play important roles in Japan, lining rivers in several cities (and the streets of Ginza in Tokyo) and frequently appearing in ink paintings. Using pliable willow wood, people make everything from chopsticks and wicker to medicine. Sayings about taking things in stride often include 柳. There's also a link between 柳 and geisha, as well as a connection between willows and ghosts!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 柳
⿰   tree   hare  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 柳 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 柳 is used 47 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
リュウ : 17 words FIND ALL
noun
senryu; comic haiku; humorous seventeen-syllable poem
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やなぎ : 26 words FIND ALL
noun
1. willow (any tree of genus Salix)
2. weeping willow (Salix babylonica)  (see also: 枝垂れ柳; this meaning is restricted to reading やなぎ, ヤナギ)
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やな: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
loach stew; loaches boiled in soy sauce with stewed eggs and slivered burdock root  (see also: 泥鰌; food term)
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やぎ: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun
1. green willow (i.e. one that has budded)
2. meat of the trough shell (Mactra chinensis)  (see also: バカ貝; this meaning is restricted to reading あおやぎ)
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Henshall: 1898  Joy o' Kanji : 1898  Key to Kanji:

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リュウ   やなぎ a willow   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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1
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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
stick   
hare   う sign of the hare   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
high-priced, lofty   
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side open box
seal
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