qipao

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qi·pao

 (chē′pou′)
n. pl. qi·paos

[Mandarin qípáo, loose gown worn by Manchu women during the Qing Dynasty, cheongsam : , banner, any of the eight administrative units into which the mostly Manchu ruling class of the Qing Dynasty was organized (from Middle Chinese gı̷i, from Old Chinese *gəi) + páo, long gown, robe (from Middle Chinese pɦuaw, from Old Chinese *bû).]
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