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taikonaut (ˈtaɪkəʊˌnɔːt)
an astronaut from the People's Republic of China
[C20: from Cantonese taikon(g) cosmos + -naut]

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Main Entry:  taikonaut
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a Chinese astronaut
Example:  The headline was, "China's First Taikonaut Safely Returns to Earth."
Etymology:  1998; Chin. taikong 'space'
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