Cantonese
noun (plural Cantonese) Etymology: Canton Guangzhou, ultimately from Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese (Guangzhou) Gwóngdūng Guangdong Date: 1857 1. a native or inhabitant of Guangzhou, China 2. the dialect of Chinese spoken in Guangzhou and Hong Kong 3. a style of Chinese cooking that emphasizes fresh ingredients, subtle tastes, and relatively mild sauces • Cantonese adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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