竹 means 'bamboo'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 118    Frequency: 773   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 42    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 65 words   Used in 123 words   Used in 2009 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   たけ bamboo
Name    たか
It's obvious why bamboo would be in (2094: chopsticks), but it might surprise you to learn about the bamboo connections in (1703: box) and other kanji. Also see how we came to have bamboo in the body, and find out what a bamboo tally is.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 竹 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 竹 is used 104 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
チク : 36 words FIND ALL
bamboo thicket
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たけ : 55 words FIND ALL
1. bamboo
2. middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
たけ (read as だけ) : 11 words FIND ALL
green bamboo
たか: 2 words. FIND ALL
bamboo mat  (see also: )
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Henshall: 71 (originally: 170)  Joy o' Kanji : 170  Key to Kanji: 731 

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チク   たけ bamboo   
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