Hunan

adjective
Hu·​nan | \ ˈhü-ˈnän How to pronounce Hunan (audio) \
variants: or Hunanese \ ˌhü-​nə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Hunanese (audio) , -​ˈnēs \

Definition of Hunan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a hot and spicy style of Chinese cooking

Hunan

geographical name
Hu·​nan | \ ˈhü-ˈnän How to pronounce Hunan (audio) \

Definition of Hunan (Entry 2 of 2)

province of southeast central China; capital Changsha area 81,274 square miles (211,312 square kilometers), population 65,700,762

First Known Use of Hunan

Adjective

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hunan

Adjective

Hunan, China

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“Hunan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hunan. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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