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

  • A city of southwest China, the capital of Tibet. Since the mid-1600s, it has been the official residence of the Dalai Lama and the center of Tibetan Buddhism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The capital city of Tibet; it is the sacred city of Lamaism.
  • noun A breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs; also called Lhasa apso.

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  • proper noun Capital of Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.

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  • noun a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
  • noun the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers

Etymologies

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From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (Lhasa)

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