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

  • noun An imaginary remote paradise on earth; utopia.
  • noun A distant and secluded hideaway, usually of great beauty and peacefulness.

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  • noun A place of complete bliss, delight, and peace; paradise.

Etymologies

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

[After Shangri-La, the imaginary land in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.]

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From Shangri-La, a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.

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