桔梗

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Chinese[edit]

tangerine; Platycodon grandiflorus stem
simp. and trad.
(桔梗)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

桔梗

  1. Root of the balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.)

See also[edit]

  • 化痰止咳平喘药 (expectorants, anti-tussives, and anti-asthmatics in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 药材 (medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)

References[edit]



Japanese[edit]

桔梗: the Chinese bellflower
Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 桔梗. Compare modern Chinese 桔梗 (jiégěng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

桔梗 (hiragana ききょう, katakana キキョウ, romaji kikyō)

  1. (botany) the platycodon or Chinese bellflower, Platycodon grandiflorus

Usage notes[edit]

As with many words that name organisms, this term is often written in katakana in biology contexts.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3