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桑 means 'mulberry'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1868   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 30 words   Used in 587 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ソウ
Kun
   くわ mulberry
Name   
The Japanese have found uses for every part of the mulberry - the fruit, leaves, wood, bark, and roots. In Japan, mulberries have been so important that some maps mark mulberry fields. Aside from its mulberry connections, 桑 factors into the names of several significant places, including San Francisco and Japan itself! Our kanji also pops up in surprising sayings and a famous bit of wordplay.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 桑
⿱   again and a pair of agains   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 桑 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 桑 is used 29 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ソウ : 13 words FIND ALL
noun
mulberry plantation
5
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くわ : 13 words FIND ALL
noun
mulberry (tree)
5
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くわ (read as ぐわ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
1. Chinese mulberry (Morus bombycis)  (often written with kana only)
2. kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)  (see also: ヤマボウシ)
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Henshall: 1518  Joy o' Kanji : 1518  Key to Kanji:

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ソウ   くわ mulberry   
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5
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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1
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
stick   
again and a pair of agains
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また again   
5
ソウ   ふた pair   
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