hong

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noun \ˈhäŋ, ˈhȯŋ\

Definition of hong

  1. :  a commercial establishment or house of foreign trade in China

Origin and Etymology of hong

Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, literally, row


First Known Use: 1726


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