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Noun: Xi'an  shee-aan
  1. A city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
    - Xian, Sian [archaic], Singan, Changan [archaic], Hsian

Derived forms: Xians

Type of: city, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Cathay [archaic], China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China [informal], Shaanxi, Shaanxi province

Encyclopedia: Xi'an