Silk Road(redirected from The Silk Route)
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An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some 6,400 km (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire. Marco Polo followed the route on his journey to Cathay.
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|Noun||1.||Silk Road - an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay|