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Names The Chinese character "鸟" (or "鳥" in traditional Chinese, and "Niǎo" in Pinyin) means "bird"; The Chinese character "虫" (or "蟲" in traditional Chinese, and "Chóng" in Pinyin) means any creature that looks like a "worm", including invertebrate worms and reptiles such as snakes and lizards (and even the Chinese dragon); The character "篆" means "seal script", respectively.

The other names of this kind of seal script include:

  • Niao-Chong Script (Simplified Chinese: 鸟虫书; Traditional Chinese: 鳥蟲書; Pinyin: Niǎo Chóng Shū). The Chinese character "书" (or "書" in traditional Chinese, and "Shū" in Pinyin) here means "script".
  • Niao-Chong Characters (Simplified Chinese: 鸟虫文; Traditional Chinese: 鳥蟲文; Pinyin: Niǎo Chóng Wén ). The Chinese character "文" (or "Wén" in Pinyin) here means "character".

It has two subcategories (sub-styles), including:

  • Bird seal script (Simplified Chinese: 鸟篆; Traditional Chinese: 鳥篆; Pinyin: Niǎo Zhuàn. Or, Simplified Chinese: 鸟书; Traditional Chinese: 鳥書; Pinyin: Niǎo Shū<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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    • In this style, some parts of a character have a bird like head and tail added. The bird style sign is a combination of two parts: a complete seal script character and one (sometimes two) bird shape(s).
  • Worm seal script (Simplified Chinese: 虫篆; Traditional Chinese: 蟲篆; Pinyin: Chóng Zhuàn. Or, Simplified Chinese: 虫书; Traditional Chinese: 蟲書; Pinyin: Chóng Shū)
    • In this style, some or all the strokes are winding, thus producing a worm-like character; but there is no additional bird shape.

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