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鶏 means 'chicken'

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Strokes : 19    Frequency: 1838   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 89 words   Used in 85 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   ケイ
Kun
   にわとり chicken
Kun    とり
  
⿰  ⿱   () claw   husband   bird  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鶏 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鶏 is used 60 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ケイ : 34 words FIND ALL
noun
poultry raising; poultry farming; chicken farming
5
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ケイ (read as げい) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
red-root amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus); redroot pigweed; red-rooted pigweed; common amaranth; pigweed amaranth; common tumbleweed  (often written with kana only)
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とり : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
chicken cooked in a shallow pan with vegetables
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にわとり : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. (domestic) chicken
2. chicken (meat)  (see also: 鶏肉)
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4
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とり (read as どり) : 11 words FIND ALL
noun
1. weather vane
2. fence-sitter; opportunist
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Henshall: 1206  Joy o' Kanji : 1206  Key to Kanji:

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ケイ   にわとり chicken   
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5
チョウ   とり bird   
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2
ハク   ビャク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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1
katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
1
reach
fire
つめ claw; fingernail   
フ   フウ   おっと husband   
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3
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
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