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芋 means 'potato'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1646   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 111 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   いも potato
On   
From Hokkaido to Okinawa, the Japanese grow many types of white potatoes and sweet potatoes and have scads of ways of eating them. Find out when 芋 represents which of its many definitions, why a "new potato" label is crucial, what "sweet potato color" means, and what a potato stamp is. Also see why sweet potatoes prompt passion, nostalgia, embarrassed laughter, and excuses.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 芋
⿱   () grass   from  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 芋 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 芋 is used 59 times, read 2 ways.
ウ : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
calla (Zantedcschia aethiopica)  (see also: カラー; often written with kana only)
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いも : 57 words FIND ALL
noun
1. tuber; taro; potato
2. yokel; bumpkin  (derogatory)
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5
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Henshall: 1011  Joy o' Kanji : 1011  Key to Kanji:

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いも potato   
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ウ    from   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
1
hook
grass   
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