Taxonomy of meanings for 楚:

  • chǔ (OC: skhraʔ MC: tʂʰiɔ) 創舉切 上 廣韻:【萇楚亦荆楚又州本漢射陽縣地春秋時屬吴秦屬九江郡晉爲山陽縣武德初改爲楚州又姓左傳趙襄子家臣楚隆創舉切八 】
  • chù (OC: skhras MC: tʂʰiɔ) 瘡據切 去 廣韻:【楚利又木名出歷山瘡據切又瘡所切三 】
    • TREE, KINDS CHANGE TO TREES
      • (thorny)BUSH
        • nthornbush
        • synecdoche: bramble>STICK
          • nspecialised term for a cane used as an instrument for punishment
          • SLIM
              腰之楚楚
            • fig: without periferals>CLEAN
                楚楚
              • action: use>STRIKE
                • vtoNstrike with a stick or whip
                • passive>SUFFER
                  • nabsuffering 辛楚
              • object>PAIN
                • visuffer pain
          • numerous>FOREST
            • ncopse; bosk
            • characterstic of those living in the forests>VULGAR
                言音甚楚
          • STATES
            • npr.adVin the manner of Chǔ
            • nprname of a state
            • npradNof Chu; belonging to Chu;