Cantonese


Can·ton·ese

noun \ˌkan-tə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\
plural Cantonese

Definition of CANTONESE

1
:  a native or inhabitant of Guangzhou, China
2
:  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Guangzhou and Hong Kong
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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