Silk Road
noun Date: 1931 the ancient trade route that extended from China to the Mediterranean Sea

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  • Silk Road — the Silk Road an ancient ↑route along which silk was carried from China and across central Asia to the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Silk Road — [from the fact that silk was China s primary export] ancient trade route extending from China to the Mediterranean …   English World dictionary

  • Silk Road — The Silk Road, or Silk Routes, are an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, including North Africa and Europe. The so called Silk Routes… …   Wikipedia

  • Silk Road —    English translation of Seidenstrasse, a term coined by the German geographer and traveler Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833–1905) to describe the network of land and sea trading routes connecting China to India and the Near East and whose… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Silk Road — noun an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay • Instance Hypernyms: ↑trade route • Part Meronyms: ↑Gansu, ↑Kansu, ↑Gansu province * * * Silk Road, an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silk Road — /sɪlk ˈroʊd/ (say silk rohd) noun an ancient overland trading route between Xian in central China and the eastern Mediterranean area; established during the Roman era. Also, Silk Route. {named because of the silk brought from China to the West by …   Australian English dictionary

  • Silk Road — noun An extensive interconnected network of trade routes across Asia, North and Northeast Africa, and Europe, historically used by silk traders …   Wiktionary

  • Silk Road — n. historical trade route between the Mediterranean and China …   English contemporary dictionary

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