from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A province of southeast-central China. Under Chinese rule since the third century B.C., the province is noted for its timber and mineral resources. Changsha is the capital. Population: 63,200,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A province of the People's Republic of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
meaning "south of the lake" referring to Lake Dongting (Wiktionary)