English to Chinese Dictionary


斑竹 bān zhú mottled bamboo
湘妃竹 xiāng fēi zhú same as 斑竹[ban1 zhu2], mottled bamboo, since according to legend the spots on mottled bamboo are marks left by the tears shed by two of King Shun's 舜[Shun4] concubines (Ehuang 娥皇[E2 huang2] and Nüying 女英[Nu:3 ying1], known as the Concubines of the Xiang 湘妃[Xiang1 Fei1]) upon learning of his death

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