桃 means 'peach tree'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1628   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-27    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 61 words   Used in 660 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   もも peach tree
Name    み   もの
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 桃 - click the badge to download
See how peaches connect to pregnancy, epidemics, instability, a hairstyle, Shangri-la, and Osamu Dazai. Discover why 桃 is in terms for plum, cherry, apricot, walnut, almond, and tonsil! Learn the origin of the era name Azuchi-Momoyama. Rethink a folktale; was the hero Momotaro a thief? Learn to say, "Cherries are ripe in June," "My tonsils are swollen," and "Her cheeks were a light pink."
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Fruit Basket
桑 桃 梅 柿
This "fruit basket" has caused creative juices to flow in Japan. The trees and fruits connect to colors, haiku, proverbs, myths, folktales, and wordplay. People associate peaches with Shangri-la and instability, Japanese apricots with happiness, and persimmons with Mount Fuji and writing brushes. The Japanese fully use certain trees—the wood in furniture, the leaves in tea (and even in sushi!), and fruit, roots, and bark in dye, paper, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The juice goes into drinks, alcoholic or tame. And the Japanese and ancient Chinese have viewed these fruits and their trees as warding off misfortune!
⿰   tree   sign  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 桃 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 桃 is used 52 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
トウ : 27 words FIND ALL
white peach
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もも : 19 words FIND ALL
Most common form: もも
peach (Prunus persica)
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み: 6 words. FIND ALL
Japanese wing nut (Pterocarya rhoifolia)  (often written with kana only)
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An additional one less common word includes 桃 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1646  Joy o' Kanji : 1646  Key to Kanji:

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トウ   もも peach tree   
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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   
チョウ   きざ sign, indication   きざ to show signs (of)   
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スイ   みず water   
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