茂 means 'overgrown'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1011   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 7 words   Used in 1986 names   Component in 2 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   しげ to grow thickly
Name    うむさ   き   し   つとむ   む   もて
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 茂 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 茂 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
モ : 3 words FIND ALL
luxuriant growth; rankness (of weeds)
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しげ : 4 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to grow thickly; to be overgrown; to thrive; to grow in abundance
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Henshall: 1850  Joy o' Kanji : 1850  Key to Kanji:

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モ    overgrown   しげ to grow thickly   
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tasseled spear
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