hong

[hong]
noun
  1. (in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc.
  2. one of the factories under foreign ownership formerly maintained at Canton.

Origin of hong

1720–30; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, equivalent to Chinese háng row of shops
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hong

noun
  1. (in China) a factory, warehouse, etc
  2. (formerly, in Canton) a foreign commercial establishment

Word Origin for hong

C18: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect)
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