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Sichuan

[sich-wahn, sich-oo-ahn; Chinese sœ-chwahn] /ˈsɪtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɪtʃ uˌɑn; Chinese ˈsœˈtʃwɑn/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a province in S central China. 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km).
Capital: Chengdu.
Also, Szechwan, Szechuan.

Szechwan

or Szechuan

[sech-wahn, sech-oo-ahn; Chinese suh-chwahn] /ˈsɛtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɛtʃ uˌɑn; Chinese ˈsʌˈtʃwɑn/
noun
1.
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  • So I turned to the interior, to the western provinces of Yunnan and szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • What was true at that time in Yunnan was also the case in szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Of all the products of szechuan, the most important nowadays is native opium.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • Poppy cultivation, as practised in szechuan, is very simple.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • In the province of szechuan I first saw gardening of this kind.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • So are szechuan and Yunnan and Kuei-chow, and half a dozen others.

    Drugging a Nation Samuel Merwin
  • The “Sword-gate”: commanding the pass which leads into szechuan from the north.

  • Kwangsi was also reported to be preparing for secession whilst in szechuan local troops were revolting in increasing numbers.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • All over China, but especially in this part of szechuan, there grows a tree of the large-leaved privet species.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • For a few miles we followed up the left bank of the Liu Sha, whose waters were turbid with the red soil of szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
British Dictionary definitions for szechuan

Szechuan

/ˈsɪtʃwɑːn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Sichuan

Sichuan

/ˈsɪtʃwɑːn/
noun
1.
a province of SW China: the most populous administrative division in the country, esp in the central Red Basin, where it is crossed by three main tributaries of the Yangtze. Capital: Chengdu. Pop: 81 000 000 (2003 est). Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)
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