[ yel-oh see ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊ ˈsi /
an arm of the Pacific north of the East China Sea, between China and Korea.
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Also called (Pinyin, Wade-Giles) Huang Hai, (Older Spelling) Hwang Hai [hwahng -hahy] /ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhaɪ/ .
Origin of Yellow Sea
First recorded in 1790–1800; translation of Chinese Huáng Hǎi
Words nearby Yellow Sea
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British Dictionary definitions for Yellow Sea
a shallow arm of the Pacific between Korea and NE China. Area: about 466 200 sq km (180 000 sq miles)Chinese name: Hwang Hai
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