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[yoo-en; Chinese yyen]
  1. a river in S China, flowing NE to Tungting. 540 miles (869 km) long.
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Also Yüan.
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Examples from the Web for yuen

Historical Examples

  • He took the title of Shit-su and founded what is known as the Yuen dynasty.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2


  • Yuen Sz asked what might be considered to bring shame on one.

    The Wisdom of Confucius

    Epiphanius Wilson

  • When they had eaten for some time in silence Yuen Yan again spoke.

  • The light on the Ting Yuen vanished instantly, Frobisher noticed, and the one to seaward went out immediately afterward.

    A Chinese Command

    Harry Collingwood

  • Yuen tsze supplied the defect I stated before, and anticipated what had occupied my mind for a long time.