matsu

[ mat-soo ]
/ ˈmæt su /

noun

a pine, Pinus massoniana, of China, yielding a wood used in furniture-making, the construction of houses, etc.

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Origin of matsu

1860–65; <Japanese, earlier matu

Definition for matsu (2 of 2)

Matsu
[ mat-soo, mat-soo; Chinese mah-dzoo ]
/ mætˈsu, ˈmæt su; Chinese ˈmɑ dzu /

noun

Wade-Giles. an island off the southeastern coast of China, in the East China Sea: controlled by Taiwan. 17 sq. mi. (44 sq. km).
Also (Pinyin) Ma·zu [mah-zy] /ˈmɑˈzü/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for matsu

Matsu

Mazu

/ (mætˈsuː) /

noun

an island group in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of mainland China: belongs to Taiwan. Pop: 9800 (2007 est). Area: 44 sq km (17 sq miles)
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