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Cantonese

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noun, Can·ton·ese \ˌkan-tə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

Definition of Cantonese

plural Cantonese

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Guangzhou, China

  2. 2 :  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Guangzhou and Hong Kong

  3. 3 :  a style of Chinese cooking that emphasizes fresh ingredients, subtle tastes, and relatively mild sauces

Cantonese adjective


Origin of cantonese

Canton Guangzhou, ultimately from Portuguese Cantão, from Ch (Guangzhou) Gwóngdūng Guangdong


First Known Use: 1857



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