膳 means 'tray'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1533   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 32 words   Used in 88 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On    セン
Kun    かしわ   すすめる   そなえる
Name    ぜ   よし
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Learn about inventions in Japanese dining, such as box trays and low personal tables, both of which people whisk away after meals. Read about formal meals in which one eats from dishes on multiple trays, and learn when a tray should or shouldn't have legs. Find out why a popular bento box has theater connections and why one meal-related term means "a woman's sexual advances."
⿰   () body part   virtuous  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 膳 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 膳 is used 31 times, read 1 way.
ゼン : 31 words FIND ALL
1. small dining table (usu. for a single person); serving tray (with legs)
2. meal; food; serving  (see also: 御膳)
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An additional 1 less common words include 膳 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2049  Key to Kanji:

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ゼン    tray, small serving table   
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ゼン   virtuous   よ virtous, good   
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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ニク body part   
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