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Sichuan

[sich-wahn, sich-oo-ahn; Chinese sœ-chwahn]
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noun Pinyin.
  1. a province in S central China. 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km). Capital: Chengdu.
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Also Szechwan, Szechuan.

Szechwan

or Sze·chuan

[sech-wahn, sech-oo-ahn; Chinese suh-chwahn]
noun
  1. Sichuan.
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Examples from the Web for szechuan

Historical Examples

  • So I turned to the interior, to the western provinces of Yunnan and Szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China

    Elizabeth Kendall

  • What was true at that time in Yunnan was also the case in Szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China

    Elizabeth Kendall

  • Poppy cultivation, as practised in Szechuan, is very simple.

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

  • Of all the products of Szechuan, the most important nowadays is native opium.

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

  • In the province of Szechuan I first saw gardening of this kind.

    Intimate China

    Mrs. Archibald Little


British Dictionary definitions for szechuan

Szechuan

Szechwan

noun
  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Sichuan
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Sichuan

Szechuan or Szechwan

noun
  1. a province of SW China: the most populous administrative division in the country, esp in the central Red Basin, where it is crossed by three main tributaries of the Yangtze. Capital: Chengdu. Pop: 81 000 000 (2003 est). Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)
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