- Older Spelling. Jilin.
or Chi·lin, Ki·rin
- a province in NE China, N of the Yalu River. 72,201 sq. mi. (187,001 sq. km). Capital: Changchun.
- a port city in this province, on the Songhua River: a former provincial capital.
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Examples from the Web for kirin
Kirin Brewery Co., for example, is installing a natural gas power generator at its factory in Taga, Shiga Prefecture.How Do You Say "Dysfunction" in Japanese?
April 5, 2012
This is a satellite image of Japan showing damage after an earthquake and tsunami at the Kirin plant, Sendai.Shocking Videos and Photos From the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
The Daily Beast
March 11, 2011
The proverb says, Even Kirin, when he was old, was outstripped by hacks.The N Plays of Japan
Kirin itself is famous for the battlemented wall which, with its heavy ramparts and pagoda-like towers, is very imposing.
But the town itself is very primitive, and far behind the other two chief towns, Kirin and Mukden.
Manchuria is divided into three administrations, Tsi-tsi-kar, Kirin, and Mukden.
As messenger of mercy and benevolence, the Kirin never treads on a live insect or eats growing grass.The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
- a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Jilin
- a province of NE China, in central Manchuria. Capital: Changchun. Pop: 27 040 000 (2003 est). Area: 187 000 sq km (72 930 sq miles)
- Also called: Chi-lin (ˈtʃiːˈlɪn) a river port in NE China, in N central Jilin province on the Songhua River. Pop: 1 496 000 (2005 est)