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種 means 'variety'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 443   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-11    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 65 words   Used in 361 words   Used in 392 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シュ
Kun
   たね seed
Kun    -ぐさ
Name    おい   くさ   た   ほ
⿰   grain   heavy  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 種 is used 20 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 種 is used 345 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
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シュ : 267 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. variety; kind; type; category
2. counter for different sorts of things
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たね : 48 words FIND ALL
2
noun
rapeseed; coleseed
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たね (read as だね) : 19 words FIND ALL
5
noun
an only child
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-ぐさ (read as ぐさ) : 5 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. great variety of flowering plants
2. light greenish-blue  (see also: 千草色; abbreviation)
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た: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Amami pine (Pinus amamiana); Yakushima white pine  (often written with kana only)
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くさ: 5 words. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. cause; seed; origin  (oft. ぐさ in compounds)
noun
2. variety; kind
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Henshall: 531 (originally: 503)  Joy o' Kanji : 503  Key to Kanji: 474 

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シュ    variety   たね seed   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
grain
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