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 (măn′cho͞o, măn-cho͞o′)
n. pl. Manchu or Man·chus
1. A member of a people native to Manchuria who ruled China during the Qing dynasty.
2. The Tungusic language of the Manchu.
Of or relating to the Manchu or their language or culture.

[Manchu manju.]
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npl -chus or -chu
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century, establishing an imperial dynasty that lasted until 1912
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family
3. (Historical Terms) Also: Ching of or relating to the dynasty of the Manchus
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also: Ching of or relating to the dynasty of the Manchus
[from Manchu, literally: pure]
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n., pl. -chus, (esp. collectively) -chu.
1. a member of a Tungusic people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century and established a dynasty (Manchu′ dy′nasty or Ch'ing 1644–1912).
2. the Tungusic language of the Manchus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Manchu - a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century
Tungusic - any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
2.Manchu - the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionariesManchu - the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
3.Manchu - the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
Tungusic language, Tungusic - a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
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