苞 - Dong Chinese dictionary

bāo

a variety of rush

A flower  unfolding  also provides the pronunciation

Components
艹 meaning component

  Meaning component

caocǎo

  

grass

包 sound,meaning component

  Sound Meaning component

bāo

  

wrap

Evolution

苞 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
苞 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
苞 Clerical script Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)

Clerical script

Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)
苞 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

bāo

a variety of rush; firm, enduring; to burst forth; bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse

Most common words with 苞
Freq.
Word
Meaning

bud

花苞

flower bud

苞谷

corn

苞米

maize

含苞待放

in bud