Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A province of east-central China. It was made a separate province in the 17th century under the Manchu dynasty. Hefei is the capital. Population: 58,900,000.

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  • proper n. a province in eastern China

Etymologies

From Mandarin 安徽 (Ānhuī)) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although the name Huangshan, which means Yellow Mountain, suggests a single mountain, it is actually an entire mountain range spanning 58 square miles in southern Anhui province, some 300 miles southwest of Shanghai.

    The Seattle Times

  • Researchers believe that the rocks containing these fossils, found in southern Anhui Provence, date between 635 million and 580 million years ago.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Earlier that year in China, at least 13 babies died and more than 170 suffered serious malnutrition when they drank fake milk powder in the impoverished eastern province of Anhui, which is one of the seven provinces affected by the current illnesses.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Associated Press In this file photo, people use computers at an Internet cafe in Fuyang, in central China's Anhui province.

    China Regulator Defends Internet Role

  • Reuters A vendor smoked a cigarette as he sat in front of piles of Chinese watermelons at a market in Hefei, Anhui province, Friday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • AFP/Getty Images Chinese migrant workers rested in makeshift tents near a construction site in Hefei, Anhui province, in August 2011.

    China's City Dwellers Outnumber Those in Countryside

  • Reuters DON'T SLIP: A worker installed scaffolding at a highway viaduct construction site in Hefei, in China's Anhui Province, Wednesday.

    Photos of the Day: Dec. 28

  • Reuters A laborer threw a pole to a colleague as they raised a scaffold in Hefei, Anhui province, in July 2011.

    China's City Dwellers Outnumber Those in Countryside

  • Getty Images A Chinese woman and her son rest as they wait to board their train at a railway station in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Anhui Conch Cement's Shanghai shares lost 1.7%, while its Hong Kong ones shed 0.6%.

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