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椎 means 'beech tree'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1948   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 16    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
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.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 椎
⿰   tree   little bird  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 椎 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 椎 is used 36 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ツイ : 28 words FIND ALL
spine; vertebral column
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しい : 4 words FIND ALL
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
noun
Castanopsis cuspidata (species of chinquapin)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2070  Key to Kanji:

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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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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little bird
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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