Winnowing Basket (Chinese constellation)

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The Winnowing Basket mansion (箕宿, pinyin: Jī Xiù) is one of the Twenty-Eight Mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon.


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Winnowing Basket Sagittarius 4 Azure Dragon's dung, the role of rice bran to farm implements, also means the wind
Chaff Ophiuchus 1 Lift out of bran
Pestle Ara 3 Trace compounds wooden club