牛筋

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Chinese[edit]

ox; cow; bull tendon
simp. and trad.
(牛筋)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

牛筋

  1. tendon or ligament of cattle (often as food)
  2. (Taishanese, Meixian Hakka, Min Bei, Min Dong) rubber band; elastic band

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 橡皮筋 (“rubber band; elastic band”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 橡皮筋
Mandarin Beijing 猴皮筋兒橡皮筋兒皮筋兒
Taiwan 橡皮筋
Jinan 皮筋兒猴筋兒
Xi'an 皮筋兒
Wuhan 橡皮筋橡皮箍
Chengdu 橡皮圈兒橡皮筋兒
Yangzhou 橡皮筋牛皮筋
Hefei 橡皮筋牛皮筋老鼠筋
Malaysia 樹膠圈
Singapore 樹膠圈
Cantonese Guangzhou 橡筋橡筋箍
Hong Kong 橡筋
Taishan 橡筋牛筋
Yangjiang 膠箍仔
Gan Nanchang 橡皮箍子
Hakka Meixian 牛筋
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 樹乳仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 樹乳
Hsinchu (Hailu) 樹乳仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 樹乳
Zhuolan (Raoping) 樹乳仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 樹乳
Jin Taiyuan 猴皮筋
Min Bei Jian'ou 牛筋
Min Dong Fuzhou 牛筋
Min Nan Xiamen 樹奶條樹奶環樹奶箍仔
Quanzhou 樹奶環
Zhangzhou 樹奶環樹奶箍仔
Taipei 樹奶樹奶束仔樹奶箍仔
Penang 樹奶
Chaozhou 樹奶箍
Wu Suzhou 牛皮筋橡皮筋
Wenzhou 橡皮丘兒
Xiang Changsha 橡皮箍橡皮箍箍橡皮筋
Shuangfeng 橡皮箍

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

牛筋

  1. (figuratively) stubborn