a Chinese dynasty whose dates are usually given as 1766–1122 b.c. and sometimes as 1523–1027 b.c.

Also called Yin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the dynasty ruling in China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries bc


of or relating to the pottery produced during the Shang dynasty
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