梨 means 'Japanese pear tree'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1673   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 30 words   Used in 2222 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   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 means something extremely different from "pear garden."
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Making the Rounds
傘 浜 鎌 梨
All four kanji symbolize curving objects that have inspired fascinating creative leaps. Umbrella designs made people connect 傘 with domes, mushroom caps, snake eyes, and swords. Land and sea meet in a curvy line, so 浜 helps represent "wavy design" in everything from raked gravel to furniture to dog dishes. As "sickle," 鎌 drives words for crescent-shaped things (e.g., hamachi kama, curving ridges, a dolphin fin, and a dental tool). And the pear influences terms for pear-shaped islands and certain rounded body parts.
⿱   effective   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 梨 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 梨 is used 24 times, read 2 ways.
リ : 8 words FIND ALL
pear blossoms
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なし : 16 words FIND ALL
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wild nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia var. pyrifolia); wild Japanese pear
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An additional 6 less common words include 梨 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2086  Key to Kanji:

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