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shiba
meaning: turf, lawn

芝刈り機 == shibakariki == (noun) lawnmower
芝居小屋 == shibaigoya == (noun) theatre, playhouse


Top radical is 'plant/grass'. Bottom radical is a Non-General Use character derived from another pictograph for 'grass/plant', and in the evolution of this character, meant 'plant emerging from ground'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as a 'zig-zag path', and as a mnemonic: 'Zig-zag path crosses grassy lawn.'

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

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