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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of western Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan north of Nagoya. It was ruled by powerful daimyos during the feudal period (16th–19th century).

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  • proper noun The capital of Ishikawa prefecture in north-central Honshū in Japan.
  • proper noun A ward of the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture in Kantō region of Japan.

Etymologies

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From the Japanese 金沢 (かなざわ, Kanazawa).

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