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 (gwäng′jō′) Formerly Can·ton (kăn′tŏn′, kăn′tŏn′)
A city of southern China on the Pearl River Delta near the South China Sea. The capital of Guangdong province, it was a treaty port after the Opium War (1839-1842).
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(Placename) the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton
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or Kwang•chow


the capital of Guangdong province, in SE China, on the Zhu Jiang. 3,580,000.
Also called Canton.
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Noun1.Guangzhou - a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern ChinaGuangzhou - a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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