: a group of Chinese dialects spoken principally in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces

Word History


Chinese (Beijing) , historical kingdom coextensive with the dialect area

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wu was in 1908

Dictionary Entries Near Wu

Cite this Entry

“Wu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wu. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

river 700 miles (1126 kilometers) long in central China rising in western Guizhou and flowing through Sichuan into the Chang (Yangtze) River
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