Definition of 鳳

  • male mythical bird

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ホウ
  • フウ

Popular Words With This Kanji

鳳凰, ほうおう

Chinese firebird, Chinese phoenix

鳳, ほう

feng (male Chinese firebird)

白鳳時代, はくほうじだい

Hakuho period (esp. used as a period of art history, approx. 645-710 CE)

揚羽蝶, 鳳蝶, あげはちょう, アゲハチョウ

swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)

大鳥, 鳳, 鵬, 鴻, 凰, おおとり

large bird, peng (in Chinese mythology, giant bird said to transform from a fish), fenghuang (Chinese phoenix)

鳳仙花, ほうせんか

(garden) balsam, Impatiens balsamina

臥竜鳳雛, がりょうほうすう

gifted young person who shows much promise, unrecognized genius, great person whose talent is hidden under a bushel

鳳凰木, 鳳凰樹, ほうおうぼく, ホウオウボク

royal poinciana (Delonix regia), flamboyant

鳳楼, ほうろう

tower crowned by a representation of the Chinese firebird, beautiful tower

鳳翅鐘, ほうしとう

wing-rings (weapon)


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