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dragon; imperial; surname head; (noun suffix)
trad. (龍頭)
simp. (龙头)
Literally: “dragon's head”.




  1. leader
  2. leading product
  3. leading company; market leader
  4. tap (device controlling flow of water); faucet; spigot that dispenses liquid
  5. bicycle handlebar
  6. beginning (head) of a queue
  7. leading edge (front end) of a mudslide
  8. figurehead on the prow of a dragon boat
  9. (archaic, historical) Alternative name for 狀元状元 (zhuàngyuan, “zhuangyuan, person ranked first class in the palace examination, the highest level of the Chinese imperial examination”).
  10. (Suzhou) postage stamp


Dialectal synonyms of 郵票 (“postage stamp”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 郵票
Mandarin Beijing 郵票
Taiwan 郵票
Jinan 郵票
Xi'an 郵票
Wuhan 郵花, 郵票
Chengdu 郵票, 郵花兒
Yangzhou 郵票
Hefei 郵票
Cantonese Guangzhou 郵票, 士擔 dated
Hong Kong 郵票, 士擔 dated
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 士擔
Taishan 郵票, 士擔
Kuala Lumpur 郵票, stamp, 士膽 dated, 公仔頭 dated
Gan Nanchang 郵票
Hakka Meixian 郵票
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 郵票, 切手
Liudui (S. Sixian) 郵票, 切手
Hsinchu (Hailu) 郵票, 切手
Dongshi (Dabu) 郵票, 切手
Hsinchu (Raoping) 郵票, 切手
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 郵票, 切手
Hong Kong 郵票
Senai 郵票
Jin Taiyuan 郵票
Min Bei Jian'ou 郵票
Min Dong Fuzhou 郵票
Min Nan Xiamen 郵票
Quanzhou 郵票
Zhangzhou 郵票
Taipei 郵票
Kaohsiung 郵票
Tainan 尪仔頭, 郵票
Taichung 郵票
Hsinchu 郵票, 切手
Lukang 花仔紙, 郵票
Sanxia 郵票
Yilan 郵票
Kinmen 郵票
Magong 郵票
Penang stamp
Chaozhou 郵票
Johor Bahru 郵票
Pinghua Nanning 郵票
Wu Shanghai 郵票
Suzhou 郵票, 龍頭
Wenzhou 郵票
Xiang Changsha 郵花, 郵票
Shuangfeng 郵花, 郵票

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