jiǎo horn; corner

Sounds same

jiǎo (dumpling)

Different tone

jiāo (to teach) jiāo (to hand over) jiāo (suburbs) jiāo (to glue) jiào (called) jiào (religion) jiào (comparatively)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 角
Stroke order for character 角, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

凤毛麟角 fèng máo lín jiǎo Seeking the unobtainable
Good fortune

Good fortune

Language

You will often see the character for good fortune on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation...

Old coins

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