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PinYin chǔ    Simplified 楚    Traditional
  1. distinct
  2. clear
  3. orderly
  4. pain
  5. suffering
  6. deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex)
  7. punishment cane (old)
PinYin chǔ    Simplified 楚    Traditional
  1. surname Chu
  2. abbr. for Hubei 湖北省[Hu2 bei3 Sheng3] and Hunan 湖南省[Hu2 nan2 Sheng3] provinces together
  3. Chinese kingdom during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (722-221 BC)

Chinese meanings
  1. chǔ
    BS 疋 | BH 8
    楚1
    ①〈书〉痛苦:苦~ㄧ凄~。
    ②清晰;整齐:清~ㄧ齐~。

    楚2
    [Chǔ]
    ①周朝国名,原来在今湖北和湖南北部,后来扩展到今河南、安徽、江苏、浙江、江西和四川。
    ②指湖北和湖南,特指湖北。
    ③姓。

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