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

  • A city of east-central China on the Yangtze River northwest of Shanghai. An imperial capital and an early capital of the Republic of China, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese forces in 1937. The city is now the capital of Jiangsu province.

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

  • proper noun a former capital of China.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The capital of the Jiangsu province of eastern People's Republic of China; a former capital of the Republic of China.

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

  • noun a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s

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