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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).]
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(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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References in classic literature ?
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' and Part I of 'Christabel.' In 'Kubla Kahn' 'Xanadu' is Coleridge's form for 'Xamdu,' the capital of Kublai Khan in Purchas's Pilgrimage, which Coleridge was reading when he fell into the sleep in which he wrote the poem.
It was when Kubla Khan had decreed his "stately pleasure dome" -- when, that is to say, there were peace and fat feasting in Xanadu -- that he
Set to open in November, Meadowlands Xanadu will be broken into five themed districts: sports, entertainment, youth culture, food and home, and fashion.
Xanadu's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andrew Stewart, said 'We are very pleased by these new drill results from the mineralised oxide zone above the Stockwork Hill copper-gold deposit, which have delivered some pleasant surprises - not least of which are the much higher-than-anticipated gold grades, which are significant given the wide-spaced reconnaissance nature of this initial phase of drilling.
Australia-based Actinogen Medical has enrolled the final patient in XanADu, a phase two clinical trial to assess Xanamem intended for the treatment of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease, it was reported yesterday.
In the company's XanADu clinical trial, a total of 186 patients have been enrolled, surpassing the initial target of 174 patients.
"Dubai's real estate market requires a quite different set of developers as it matures and demand is likely to be driven by real property buyers," said Adel Al Breiki of Xanadu Real Estate.
Hubble was able to view Xanadu's outline, but the annex area remained unnoticed until now, according to NASA.
Xanadu Island Resort (www.xanaduislandresort.com) lies nestled in the natural vegetation, on the beach overlooking the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.