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

  • A city of eastern China at the head of Hangzhou Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. Founded in 606, the city was the capital of a powerful kingdom from 907 to 960. It was later described by Marco Polo as one of the finest and noblest cities in the world. Today it is a modern industrial center and the capital of Zhejiang province. Population: 1,930,000.

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  • proper n. A large city in China, capital of Zhejiang province.

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

  • n. a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world


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