桜 means 'cherry tree'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1329   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-18    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 42 words   Used in 85 words   Used in 1248 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   さくら cherry tree
On    ヨウ
Name    さ   ろう
   樱 (Chinese)  
⿰   tree  ⿱   () small   woman; female  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 桜 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 桜 is used 77 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
オウ : 8 words FIND ALL
cherry blossom
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さくら : 30 words FIND ALL
1. cherry tree; cherry blossom
2. decoy; fake buyer; shill  (also 偽客)
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さくら (read as ざくら) : 39 words FIND ALL
cherry tree in leaf; cherry tree whose blossoms have fallen, revealing the young leaves
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An additional 8 less common words include 桜 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 653 (originally: 1036)  Joy o' Kanji : 1036  Key to Kanji: 62 

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オウ   さくら cherry tree   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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   
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