hsien

[shyuhn]
noun, plural hsien.
  1. (in popular Chinese religion) one of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world.
  2. (in China) a county or district.

Origin of hsien

1965–70; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsien1, (pinyin) xiān hermit, wizard
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