穂 means 'ear (of a plant)'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1348   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 36 words   Used in 1732 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ear (of a plant)
Name    お   こう   のり   ほい
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How do a cattail, calligraphy pen, and fishing rod relate to 穂? When an ear of rice hangs low, what does that figuratively mean in Japan? How about a grafted plant? Which name for Japan means 'Land of Abundant Rice'? Why would a faucet be compared to a rice plant on Amazon? Which French painting related to grain is famous in Japan? Read the essay to find all these answers and more!
⿰   grain   bless  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 穂 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 穂 is used 34 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
スイ : 6 words FIND ALL
shaped like an ear of grain
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ほ : 21 words FIND ALL
Most common form:
1. ear (of plant); head (of plant)
2. point; tip
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ほ (read as ぼ) : 5 words FIND ALL
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fallen ears (of grain); gleanings
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お: 2 words. FIND ALL
1. first ears of rice of the season; first crops of the season; first harvest of the season
2. offering (to the gods)
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An additional 2 less common words include 穂 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1460  Joy o' Kanji : 1460  Key to Kanji:

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スイ   ほ ear (of a plant)   
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ケイ   エ   めぐ to bless, to bestow a favor   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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シン   こころ heart   
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