nan

noun

less common spelling of

: a round flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent

Nan

geographical name
\ ˈnän How to pronounce Nan (audio) \

Definition of Nan (Entry 2 of 2)

river 390 miles (628 kilometers) long in northern Thailand flowing south to join the Ping River forming the Chao Phraya River

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“Nan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nan. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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