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adj. (of plant) withered; (of river or well) dried up
Other meanings
[kū]   char. emaciated, skinny; uninteresting; (dialect) dregs of sesame or soybean
    tree
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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yàn zi qù le , yǒu zài lái de shí hou ; yáng liǔ kū le , yǒu zài qīng de shí hou ; táo huā xiè le , yǒu zài kāi de shí hou .
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
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zhè lǐ bàn nián méi yǒu xià yǔ , jǐng dōu kū le .
phr. It hasn't rained for half a year here and the well is dried up.
gān kū de shù zhī
phr. withered branches
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cháng shí jiān gān hàn ,shuǐ yuán dōu kū jié le .
phr. It has been arid for a long time, and the water sources are all dried up.
kū zhī
n. withered branch, dead twig
kū shuǐ qī
phr. period of low water level (winter in north China)