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

  • A city of southwest China, the capital of Xizang (Tibet). Because of its remoteness and exclusivity as the center of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa was long closed to foreign visitors and known as "the Forbidden City.” Population: 107,900.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Capital of Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The capital city of Tibet; it is the sacred city of Lamaism.
  • n. A breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs; also called Lhasa apso.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
  • n. the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers


From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (Lhasa) (Wiktionary)


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