Wu

noun
\ ˈwü How to pronounce Wu (audio) \

Definition of Wu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Wu

geographical name
\ ˈwü How to pronounce Wu (audio) \

Definition of Wu (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Wu

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wu

Noun

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

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“Wu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wu. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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