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matsu

[mat-soo] /ˈmæt su/
noun
1.
a pine, Pinus massoniana, of China, yielding a wood used in furniture-making, the construction of houses, etc.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Japanese, earlier matu

Matsu

[mat-soo, mat-soo; Chinese mah-dzoo] /mætˈsu, ˈmæt su; Chinese ˈmɑ dzu/
noun
1.
Wade-Giles. an island off the SE coast of China, in the East China Sea: controlled by Taiwan. 17 sq. mi. (44 sq. km).
Also, Mazu.
Compare Quemoy.
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Matsu

/mætˈsuː/
noun
1.
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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