歲寒三友

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Chinese[edit]

the cold months; winter pine, bamboo and ume
trad. (歲寒三友) 歲寒 三友
simp. (岁寒三友) 岁寒 三友
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Etymology[edit]

Pine, bamboo and plum blossoms do not wither in winter. Therefore, they are known as the three friends of winter.

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歲寒三友

  1. three friends of winter: pine, bamboo and plum blossom

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