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noun Pinyin.
  1. a city in and the capital of Gansu province, in N China, on the Huang He.
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Also Older Spellings Lan·chow, Lan·chou.
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Historical Examples

  • This line starts from Lanchow southwestward and follows the same route as line (a) as far as Titao.

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British Dictionary definitions for lanchow



  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Lanzhou
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Lanchow or Lan-chou

  1. a city in N China, capital of Gansu province, on the Yellow River: situated on the main route between China and the West. Pop.: 1 788 000 (2005 est)
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