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

  • A city of southern China on Hainan Island in the South China Sea. A seaport and industrial center, it is the capital of Hainan province. Population: 513,000.

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  • proper n. A city in China; capital of Hainan province, situated at the north of Hainan island.

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Examples

  • Zhang Mao/ChinaFotoPress via ZUMApress. com A deep hole appeared at the edge of a road after heavy rainstorms in Haikou, China.

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  • More than 50,000 "kissing fish" have been put into the hot spring pool at the tourist resort of Holiday Beach in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province.

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  • Three local residents enjoy hot spring fish therapy at the Holiday Beach in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province.

    Kissing Fish Therapy | Impact Lab

  • NELSON: All right, thank you very much, Lisa Rose Weaver reporting to us from Hainan -- I'm sorry, in Haikou, which is on Hainan Island -- Kyra.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2001

  • Above made-in-China Buicks at an auto show in Haikou, China, in September.

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  • Associated Press People braved strong winds and rain as Typhoon Nesat hit Haikou in south China's Hainan province on Thursday.

    Typhoon Nesat Barrels Into China

  • Associated Press People braved strong winds and rain on a street as a typhoon hit Haikou in south China's Hainan province on Thursday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Associated Press Motorcyclists held on to a tree in strong winds in Haikou, China.

    Typhoon Nesat Barrels Into China

  • After Beijing, the tour will take a Dreamliner that Boeing used until recently for test flights to the southern Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Haikou.

    Boeing's 787 on 'World Tour'

  • Reuters/China Daily A man struggled against strong winds Thursday during a rainstorm brought on by Typhoon Nesat in Haikou, part of China's Hainan province.

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