栃 means 'horse chestnut'

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Note: this kanji is a 'kokuji' (created in Japan)
Strokes : 9    Frequency: 2347   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-45    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 11 words   Used in 265 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   とち horse chestnut
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Find out about the Japanese horse chestnut tree, and see how it has contributed to cuisine in Japan. Learn why figures into the name of a medicinal plant that has nothing to do with the Japanese horse chestnut tree. Discover the highlights of Tochigi Prefecture, and see how its flag features in a creative way. Also learn figurative terms involving a rolling pin!
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Prefectures Preserving the Past
媛 埼 栃 阜
All four kanji pop up in prefecture names, so these essays take us through four prefectures with scenic mountains, castles, connections to famous writers, and charming old architecture. Find out which city is known as Little Edo for its historic buildings and its traditional-looking warehouses, and see which location is known as Little Kyoto because it has retained its original appearance. Learn where traditional A-frame-like houses dominate the landscape, and discover a cultural theme park that re-creates the Edo era.
⿰   tree   () 10,000 cliffs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 栃 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 栃 is used 11 times, read 1 way.
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Tochigi prefecture (Kanto area)
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とち horse chestnut   
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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   
10,000 cliffs
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マン   バン    10,000   
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