from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of eastern China east-southeast of Hangzhou on Hangzhou Bay. Built on a site occupied since the eighth century, it was used as a trading post by the Portuguese from 1520 to 1545 and became a treaty port in 1842. Population: 806,000.
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- proper n. A port city in the Zhejiang province of China
From: Mandarin 宁 tranquil; peaceful + 波 waves (Wiktionary)