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KEI

niwatori
meaning: chicken, hen, cock

鶏肉== keiniku == (noun) chicken meat
鶏鳴 == keimei==  (noun) cock's crowing, dawn


Right radical is 'bird' (鳥). Left radical is an obscure element chosen for its phonetic value of 'cockscomb'. Its topmost element is 'hand/talons'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom element as 'man' (夫), and as a mnemonic: 'Bird seizing man in talons is a chicken?!'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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