"Trees" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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绿 lu:4 shù trees / greenery
 huā mù flowers and trees / plants / flora
 zhí shù to plant trees
 liǔ àn huā míng lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom) / at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope / light at the end of the tunnel
 yáng shù poplar tree / various trees of genus Populus
 zhòng shù to plant trees
 lián lǐ two trees that grow together as one / fig. conjugal union
 sù lì to stand respectfully / (of trees, mountains) standing tall and majestic
 sà sà soughing / whistling or rushing sound (of the wind in trees, the sea etc)
 kǎn shù to chop wood / to chop down trees
 xìng huā cūn village of blossoming apricot trees where one can find a wineshop (reference to the famous poem 清明 / by 杜牧[Du4 Mu4])
 dào fá to unlawfully fell trees
 máng rén mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 shuāng zǐ yè dicotyledon (plant family distinguished by two embryonic leaves, includes daisies, broadleaved trees, herbaceous plants)
 kē classifier for trees, cabbages, plants etc
 zhū tree trunk / stump (tree root) / a plant / classifier for trees or plants / strain (biology) / to involve others (in shady business)
 chá fell trees / raft / to hew
 yuè shade of trees
 chá a raft made of bamboo or wood / to fell trees / to hew
 kǎo chinquapin (Castanopsis fargesii and other spp.), genus of evergreen trees
 yī yè zhàng mù lit. eyes obscured by a single leaf (idiom) / fig. not seeing the wider picture / can't see the wood for the trees
 zhǐ jiàn shù mù bù jiàn sēn lín unable to see the wood for the trees / fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture
 shān tuí mù huài lit. the mountains crumble and the trees lie ruined / a great sage has died (idiom)
 zhòng máng mō xiàng multitude of blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 zhī lán yù shù lit. orchids and jade trees (idiom) / fig. a child with splendid future prospects
 shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom) / fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not
 xìng lín forest of apricot trees / fig. honorific term for fine doctor (cf Dr Dong Feng 董奉, 3rd century AD, asked his patients to plant apricot trees instead of paying fees) / Xinglin district of Xiamen city (renamed Haicang 海沧区 / in 2003)
绿 lu:4 shù chéng yìn (of an area) to have trees with shade-giving foliage / (of a road) to be tree-lined
 zhǐ jiàn shù mù , bù jiàn sēn lín only see the trees, but not see the forest (idiom, from Mao Zedong, On contradictions 毛澤東|毛泽东, 矛盾論|矛盾论) / to concentrate on minutiae at the expense of the big picture
 zài tiān yuàn zuò bǐ yì niǎo , zài dì yuàn zuò lián lǐ zhī In the sky to be two birds flying wing to wing, on earth to be two trees with branches intertwined / wishing for conjugal bliss
 fēng shā yù lín to plant trees in order to stabilize sand (idiom)
 mù lán shǔ Magnolia, genus of trees and shrubs
 mù lán kē Magnoliaceae, family of trees and shrubs
 lín hè woods and ravines / tranquillity of trees and valleys
 kǎo shǔ Castanopsis, genus of evergreen trees
 wú tóng kē Sterculiaceae, family of Malvale trees incl. Cacao, Cola and Firmiana
 là to plant trees (old)
 jú lù classification of orange trees by 12th century Song dynasty botanist Han Yanzhi 韓彥直|韩彦直[Han2 Yan4 zhi2]
 jiǎ Catalpa, a genus of mostly deciduous trees / old term for Camellia sinensis, the tea plant 茶 / also called Thea sinensis / small evergreen shrub (Mallotus japonicus)
 wú huàn zǐ Sapindales / order of scented bushes and trees, includes citrus fruit and lychee
 xiā zi mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 Dǒng Fèng Dong Feng, doctor during Three Kingdoms period, famous for refusing fees and requesting that his patients plant apricot trees instead
 Hán Yàn zhí Han Yanzhi (1131-?), Song dynasty botanist, author of classification of orange trees 橘錄|橘录[ju2 lu4]
  Forests, Trees and People Programme
  exposed crowns of trees
  re-establishment of trees
  harvest of forest trees
  International Conference on Trees and Forests
  Regional Forests and Trees Strategy
屿  Pacific Island Forests & Trees Support Program
 bù shì Lú shān zhēn miàn mù lit. not to know the true face of Lushan Mountain / fig. can't see the forest for the trees
 huàn zǐ fruit of the Sapindus trees (used for Buddhist prayer beads)
 tú bái jì a white paint applied to tree trunks to protect the trees from insect damage etc
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