from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An administrative region of southeast China comprising Macao Peninsula and two offshore islands in the South China Sea west of Hong Kong. A Portuguese trading post was established here in 1557 and became a free port in 1849. Macao was a Portuguese overseas province until 1999, when it reverted to Chinese sovereignty. The city of Macao, coextensive with the peninsula, is the capital. Population: 457,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Alternative spelling of Macau.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A macaw.
- proper n. A territory in South China, on the Zhu Jiang river on the South China sea, formerly a territory of Portugal. Also, the capital city of this territory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
Sorry, no etymologies found.