|char. emaciated, skinny; uninteresting; (dialect) dregs of sesame or soybean||
phr. If swallows go away, they will come back again. If willows wither, they will turn green again. If peach blossoms fade, they will flower again. - Zhu Ziqing
phr. It hasn't rained for half a year here and the well is dried up.
phr. withered branches
phr. It has been arid for a long time, and the water sources are all dried up.
n. withered branch, dead twig
phr. period of low water level (winter in north China)