Cochin-China


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Co′chin-Chi′na

(ˈkoʊ tʃɪn-, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn-)

n.
a former state in S French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. French.
References in classic literature ?
He looked thoughtfully at the chart as if surveying chances and distances from a lofty height--and follow- ing with his eyes his own figure wandering on the blank land of Cochin-China, and then passing off that piece of paper clean out of sight into uncharted regions.
As Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam, from 1955 to 1975.