Chinese Word Entry

香根草
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄒㄧㄤ ㄍㄣ ㄘㄠˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): xiāng gēn cǎo
Cantonese (Jyutping): hoeng1 gan1 cou2
Definition: vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanoides)

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Chinese characters used in this word

incense, smell, perfume, fragrant, sweet smelling
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄤ (xiāng)
Cantonese: hoeng1
Japanese: コウ (kou)、 キョウ (kyou) / か (ka)、 かお.り (kaori)、 かお.る (kaoru)
Korean: 향 (hyang)
Vietnamese: hương
Variants
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root, radical, head (pimple), base(d on), foundation
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄣ (gēn)
Cantonese: gan1
Japanese: コン (kon) / ね (ne)、 -ね (-ne)
Korean: 근 (geun)
Vietnamese: căn

grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft, straw, thatch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄠˇ (cǎo), ㄗㄠˋ (zào)
Cantonese: cou2
Japanese: ソウ (sou) / くさ (kusa)、 くさ- (kusa-)、 -ぐさ (-gusa)
Korean: 초 (cho)
Vietnamese: thảo
Variants
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