I found that the word 枝 is used not only as zhi but also as qí, but I could not find the entry on macOS Chinese dictionary. Also, when I tried typing it qi on iOS, the keyboard didn't show 枝 on the conversion candidate.

That said, Pleco shows the entry 枝 both on zhi and qí. That made me confused, but why is the qí not showed and also is there any difference between two?

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See zdic

● 枝

qí ㄑㄧˊ

 ◎ 古同“歧”,岔。

It lists "qi" as an old usage, as a variant form of "歧".

It is not used in modern mandarin.

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