matsu

matsu

[mat-soo]
noun
a pine, Pinus massoniana, of China, yielding a wood used in furniture-making, the construction of houses, etc.

Origin:
1860–65; < Japanese, earlier matu

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Matsu

[mat-soo, mat-soo; Chinese mah-dzoo]
noun
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 or Mazu (mætˈsuː)
 
n
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)
 
Mazu or Mazu
 
n

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