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梨 means 'pear tree'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1673   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 30 words   Used in 2222 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   なし Japanese pear tree
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The Japanese pear is tough and spotted, inspiring fun terms that implicitly compare rough-hewn or polka-dotted entities to this fruit. (For example, a word for "avocado" breaks down as "alligator + pear"!) Moreover, 梨 pops up in words for pear-shaped things. See why this occurs even though a Japanese pear is round. Also find out why 梨 means something extremely different from "pear garden."
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 梨
⿱   effective   tree  
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梨 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 梨 is used 24 times, read 2 ways.
リ : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
pear blossoms
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なし : 16 words FIND ALL
noun
nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear  (often written with kana only)
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5
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2086  Key to Kanji:

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pear tree   なし Japanese pear tree   
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5
リ    effective, interest, profit, advantage   き to be effective   
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3
grain
トウ   かたな sword   
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   
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