n. ladle, dipper (variant of )
Other meanings
[biāo]   n. (ancient Chinese) handle of the Dipper (three stars located at the handle of the Dipper)
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.
mā ma yòng cháng bǐng sháo yǎo tāng
phr. Mother dipped out the soup with a ladle. (杓 is a variant of 勺)