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Orchid

China lán
Japan ran
Orchid

蘭 is the character for orchid in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Also: Epidendrum.

蘭 is used in some context to mean fragrant, elegant, or refined.

蘭 can also be the Chinese family name romanized as, "Lan." However, it is not the only character that can be romanized as Lan.

In Japanese and Korean, this character means orchid but is also used as a suffix or short name for the Netherlands / Holland.

Orchid Queen

China lán huā nǚ wáng
Orchid Queen

蘭花女王 is the long, clear or verbose version of "Orchid Queen" in Chinese.

Orchid Queen

Short Version
China lán hòu
Orchid Queen

蘭后 is the short way write "Orchid Queen" in Chinese. This abbreviated version is open to interpretation but it's a cool title.


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Characters

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Mandarin lán / lan2
Taiwan lan
Japanese ran(p);ran(p) / らん(P);ラン(P)    rani / らに    araragi;araragi / あららぎ;アララギ
Chinese orchid (蘭花|兰花 Cymbidium goeringii); fragrant thoroughwort (蘭草|兰草 Eupatorium fortunei); lily magnolia (木蘭|木兰); surname Lan; abbr. for Lanzhou 蘭州|兰州[Lan2 zhou1], Gansu
Japanese (1) orchid; (2) (abbreviation) (See 和蘭・オランダ) Holland; The Netherlands; (archaism) (See 藤袴) thoroughwort (species of boneset, Eupatorium fortunei); (1) (kana only) (See 一位・2) Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata); (2) (archaism) (See 野蒜) wild rocambole (Allium grayi); (surname, female given name) Ran; (surname) Araragi; (surname) Aragi; (surname) Araki
The epidendrum, orchid; scented, refined; pledged, sworn; translit. ra, ram, ran; abbrev. for 偸蘭遮 q.v.
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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese orchid (same as 蘭草|兰草); Eupatorium (same as 蕑)

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Mandarin zhēn / zhen1
Taiwan chen
Chinese (grass); (orchid)

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佩蘭


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Mandarin pèi lán / pei4 lan2
Taiwan p`ei lan / pei lan
Chinese orchid; fragrant thoroughwort; (botany) Eupatorium fortunei; Herba Eupatorii (used in Chinese medicine)

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吊蘭


吊兰

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Mandarin diào lán / diao4 lan2
Taiwan tiao lan
Chinese hanging orchid (Chlorophytum comosum); bracket plant

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幽客

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Japanese yuukaku / yukaku / ゆうかく Japanese (1) (See 蘭・らん・1) orchid; (2) hermit

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掛蘭


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Mandarin guà lán / gua4 lan2
Taiwan kua lan
Chinese hanging orchid (Chlorophytum comosum); bracket plant

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春蘭

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Japanese shunran;shunran / しゅんらん;シュンラン Japanese (kana only) noble orchid (Cymbidium goeringii); (female given name) Chunran; (female given name) Shunran

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榧蘭

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Japanese kayaran;kayaran / かやらん;カヤラン Japanese (kana only) Thrixspermum japonicum (species of orchid)

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沢蘭

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Japanese sawaran;sawaran / さわらん;サワラン Japanese (kana only) Eleorchis japonica (species of orchid)

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洋蘭

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Japanese youran / yoran / ようらん Japanese orchid of Western origin; tropical orchid

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澤蘭

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Mandarin zé lán / ze2 lan2
Taiwan tse lan
Chinese Eupatorium, e.g. Japanese bog orchid (Eupatorium japonicum Thunb)

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紫蘭

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Japanese shiran / しらん Japanese Bletilla striata (purple variety of orchid); (female given name) Shiran

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絹蘭

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Japanese kinuran / きぬらん Japanese (kana only) lawn orchid; soldier's orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica)

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芝蘭

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Mandarin zhī lán / zhi1 lan2
Taiwan chih lan
Japanese tsuuran / tsuran / つうらん
Chinese lit. iris and orchid; fig. exalted sentiments; (expr. of praise for noble character, beautiful surrounding, future prospects etc)
Japanese (given name) Tsuuran

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蘭嶼

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Mandarin lán yǔ / lan2 yu3
Taiwan lan yü
Chinese Lanyu or Orchid Island township in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 xian4], southeast Taiwan

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蘭花

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Mandarin lán huā / lan2 hua1
Taiwan lan hua
Japanese ranfa / らんふぁ    ranka / らんか
Chinese cymbidium; orchid
Japanese (female given name) Ranfa; (female given name) Ranka

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蘭菊


兰菊

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Mandarin lán jú / lan2 ju2
Taiwan lan chü
Japanese rankiku
Orchid and chrysanthemum, spring and autumn, emblems of beauty.

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蘭香


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Mandarin lán xiāng / lan2 xiang1
Taiwan lan hsiang
Japanese rankou / ranko / らんこう    ranka / らんか
Japanese (surname, given name) Rankou; (surname) Ranka
Orchid fragrance, spring.

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蝦根

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Japanese ebine / えびね Japanese (kana only) Calanthe discolor (species of orchid)

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衣蘭

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Japanese iran / いらん Japanese (kana only) lawn orchid; soldier's orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica); (surname) Iran

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鴇草

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Japanese tokisou / tokiso / ときそう Japanese (kana only) pogonia (Pogonia japonica) (species of orchid)

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鷺草

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Japanese sagisou;sagisou / sagiso;sagiso / さぎそう;サギソウ Japanese (kana only) fringed orchid (Pecteilis radiata); white egret flower; sagiso

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麦欄

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Japanese mugiran;mugiran / むぎらん;ムギラン Japanese (kana only) Bulbophyllum inconspicuum (species of orchid)

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エビネ

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Japanese ebine / エビネ Japanese (kana only) Calanthe discolor (species of orchid); (place-name) Ebine

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一葉蘭

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Japanese ichiyouran;ichiyouran / ichiyoran;ichiyoran / いちようらん;イチヨウラン Japanese (kana only) Dactylostalix ringens (species of orchid); rigid Dactylostalix

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千鳥草

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Japanese chidorisou;chidorisou / chidoriso;chidoriso / ちどりそう;チドリソウ Japanese (1) (kana only) (See 手形千鳥) fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea); (2) (See 飛燕草) rocket larkspur (Consolida ajacis)

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四君子

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Japanese shikunshi / しくんし Japanese plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo

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土木通

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Japanese tsuchiakebi / つちあけび Japanese (kana only) Cyrtosia septentrionalis (species of orchid)

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土通草

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Orchid
ranlán / lan2 / lan
Orchid Queen蘭花女王
兰花女王
lán huā nǚ wáng
lan2 hua1 nv3 wang2
lan hua nv wang
lanhuanvwang
lan hua nü wang
lanhuanüwang
Orchid Queen蘭后
兰后
lán hòu / lan2 hou4 / lan hou / lanhou
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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