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菊 means 'chrysanthemum'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1292   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 29 words   Used in 79 words   Used in 623 names   Not used as a component
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Chrysanthemums are all-important in Japan. The imperial chrysanthemum seal pops up on coins, passports, and battleships. People eat these flowers, drink them, and dress dolls with them. There are mum festivals and a chrysanthemum month. We find 菊 in the names of movies, animals, and a stone. It has worked its way into folklore and is even in slang for a body part!
⿱   () grass   wrapped-up rice  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 菊 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 菊 is used 68 times, read 1 way (with 2 variations).
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キク (read as ぎく) : 35 words FIND ALL
2
noun
white chrysanthemum
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Most common form: きく
noun
chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
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キク (read as きっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
3
noun
Order of the Chrysanthemum
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キク    chrysanthemum   
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wrapped-up rice
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wrap
ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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eight
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
grass   
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