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Here are some examples of adjective-noun compounds:

香菜 ‘fragrant-vegetable=coriander (plant)’

黄油 ‘yellow-oil=butter’

虚心 ‘empty-heart=modest’

Reference

Li, C. N., & Thompson, S. A. (1989). Mandarin Chinese: A functional reference grammar (Vol. 3). Univ of California Press.

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