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椎 means 'beech tree'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1948   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-36    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 39 words   Used in 261 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ツイ
On    スイ
Kun    つち   う   しい
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This kanji yokes two very disconnected topics. With its on-yomi, 椎 primarily represents “spine,” so it appears in terms related to vertebrae, spinal diseases, and disc herniation. But with its kun-yomi, 椎 means “Castanopsis,” a type of tree. In that world we discover delicious nuts that look like acorns and even find our way to shiitake mushrooms, which grow on Castanopsis logs.
⿰   tree   little bird  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 椎 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 椎 is used 36 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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spine; vertebral column
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noun
any beech tree of genus Castanopsis; chinquapin; chinkapin  (often written with kana only)
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しい (read as じい) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
Castanopsis cuspidata (species of chinquapin)  (often written with kana only)
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ツイ    beech 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   
stick   
little bird
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