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canton

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noun can·ton \ˈkan-tən, -ˌtän\

Definition of canton

  1. :  a small territorial division of a country: as a :  one of the states of the Swiss confederation b :  a division of a French arrondissement

can·ton·al play \ˈkan-tə-nəl, kan-ˈtä-nəl\ adjective


Origin of canton

Middle French, from Italian cantone, from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron tire — more at cant


First Known Use: 1522

Rhymes with canton


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canton

noun can·ton

Definition of canton

  1. 1 obsolete :  division, section

  2. 2 :  the top inner quarter of a flag

  3. 3 :  the dexter chief region of a heraldic field



Origin of canton

Middle French, from Old Occitan, from cant edge, corner, from Latin canthus


First Known Use: 1572


Canton

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geographical name Can·ton \ˈkan-tən\

Definition of Canton

  1. 1 city NE Ohio SSE of Akron pop 73,007

  2. 2 — see guangzhou



Rhymes with canton



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