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apricot woods; forest
simp. and trad.
(杏林)
Literally: “apricot forest”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From the story of the famed physician Dong Feng [3rd c. CE], who refused to accept payments from his patients, and instead asked patients successfully cured of ailments to plant apricot trees. A forest of apricot trees came to surround his home as a testament to his skill.

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NounEdit

杏林

  1. (literary, figuratively, honorific) fine doctor; medical field

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杏林

  1. () Xinglin Town (several townships in China)