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Sichuan

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

Szechwan

or Szechuan

[sech-wahn, sech-oo-ahn; Chinese suh-chwahn] /ˈsɛtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɛtʃ uˌɑn; Chinese ˈsʌˈtʃwɑn/
noun
1.
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  • The people in szechuan Province are numerous and crowded together, and there are many idlers and bad characters.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • What was true at that time in Yunnan was also the case in szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • I never saw finer-looking peaches than in szechuan, but they proved worm-riddled and tasteless.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Poppy cultivation, as practised in szechuan, is very simple.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • While he was on his journey the Catholics of Chungking in szechuan were being similarly maltreated.

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

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • There was a drawing-room meeting held at Chungking, in the far west of szechuan; and it was a most brilliant affair.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • Kwangsi was also reported to be preparing for secession whilst in szechuan local troops were revolting in increasing numbers.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • It can hardly be said of szechuan that the cultivation of opium seriously interferes with food supplies.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • Ning-yan-fu is the largest town in this part of szechuan, having a population of perhaps fifty thousand.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
British Dictionary definitions for szechuan

Szechuan

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

Sichuan

/ˈsɪtʃwɑːn/
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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