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

  • noun A port kept open for foreign trade according to the terms of a treaty, especially formerly in China, Korea, and Japan.

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  • noun a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treaty


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