草 - Dong Chinese dictionary

cǎocào

grass

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
艹 meaning component

  Meaning component

caocǎo

  

grass

is a component form of .

早 sound component

  Sound component

zǎo

  

early

Evolution

草 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
草 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
草 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

cǎo

grass, straw, thatch, herbs; grass; straw; manuscript; draft (of a document); careless; rough; CL:[kē],[zuǒ],[zhū],[gēn]

 

cào

variant of [cào]

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cǎo

variant of [cǎo]

Most common words with 草
Freq.
Word
Meaning

grass

草案

draft (legislation, proposal etc)

草莓

strawberry

草坪

lawn

烟草

tobacco