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 (zăn′ə-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
An idyllic, beautiful place.

[From Xanadu, archaic English name for Kublai Khan's summer capital in Inner Mongolia (described in the poem "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a place of great marvels), ultimately from early Mandarin ʂaŋ` tū (equivalent to Modern Mandarin Shàngdū : shàng, upper + , capital).]


(ˈzæn əˌdu, -ˌdyu)

n., pl. -dus.
a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.
[S. T. Coleridge's modification, in the poem “Kubla Khan” (1797), of Xandu (17th-century sp.), modern Shangtu, the site of Kublai Khan's summer residence in SE Mongolia]
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