白面

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

From (bái, white) + 面粉 (miànfěn, flour)

Noun[edit]

白面 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin báimiàn)

  1. wheat flour
  2. (informal) heroin

Etymology 2[edit]

From (bái, white) + 面孔 (miànkǒng, face)

Noun[edit]

白面 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin báimiàn)

  1. (literally) pale face
  2. (figuratively) Short for 白面书生; a young scholar who is well-versed in academic theories but lacks real life experience