シ, かき, こけら

persimmon, shingle

JLPT0 G7 S9 F1745

As per the right-hand element# of (irregular alignment) + tree/wood → tree with notably irregular branches → *persimmon*. *Wood chips* and *shingle* are via reinterpretation of the constituent elements of the character as indicating irregularly shaped pieces of wood.

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