Cathay : Definition

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Pronunciation : Ca*thay"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.) Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay. Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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