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

  • A city of southern China on the Xiang Jiang west-southwest of Shanghai. It was founded in the early third century B.C. and was long noted as a literary center. Changsha is the capital of Hunan province. Population: 1,480,000.

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  • proper n. A city in south-central China; capital of Hunan province.


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