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Ma·cau

also Ma·cao  (mə-kou′)
A city and administrative region of southeast China comprising the Macau Peninsula and two offshore islands in the South China Sea west of Hong Kong. A Portuguese trading post was established here in 1557 and became a free port in 1849. Macau was a Portuguese overseas province until 1999, when it reverted to Chinese sovereignty. It has a large tourism industry and many casinos.

Macau

(məˈkau)
n
(Placename) the Portuguese name for Macao

Ma•cao

(məˈkaʊ)

n.
1. a former Portuguese overseas territory in S China, comprising a peninsula in the Zhu Jiang delta and two adjacent islands: a special administrative region of China since 1999. 426,400; 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km).
2. the capital of this region.
Portuguese, Macáu.
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Noun1.Macáu - a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China SeaMacau - a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
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Dang dai Aomen tou shi [Examining Contemporary Macau] [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Macao: Jiu Ding Wen Hua Chuanbo [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]
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Aomen was another to make his first outing on a racecourse a successful one when winning the opening 1m maiden for jockey Pat Cosgrave and Hong Kongbased owners Dragon Gate.