hong

noun
\ ˈhäŋ How to pronounce hong (audio) , ˈhȯŋ \

Definition of hong

: a commercial establishment or house of foreign trade in China

First Known Use of hong

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hong

Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, literally, row

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“Hong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hong. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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