FOOCHOW


FOOCHOW
   (630), a Chinese city, the capital of the province of Fu-chien, situated on the Min, 125 m. NE. of Amoy. Massive walls 30 ft. high enclose the original town, but the extensive suburbs reach down to the river, which is bridged, and is a convenient waterway for trading with the interior; it was made a free port in 1842, and is the centre of a busy trade in tea, timber, and textiles.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Foochow — Foochow, Stadt, s. Futschou …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Foochow — Foochow, engl. Schreibweise für Fu tschou (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Foochow —   [fudʒɔu], Stadt in China, Fuzhou.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Foochow — [fo͞o′chou′, fo͞o′jō′] a former transliteration of FUZHOU …   English World dictionary

  • foochow — I. ˈfü|jō, |chau̇ noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: from Foochow, China : a dialect of Chinese spoken in and near Foochow in southeastern China II. adjective Usage: usually capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foochow — /fooh chow /; Chin. /fooh joh /, n. 1. Older Spelling. Fuzhou. 2. Also called Northern Min. a dialect of Chinese spoken in and around Foochow. Cf. Min. * * * …   Universalium

  • Foochow — geographical name see Fuzhou …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Foochow — VER Fuzhou …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Foochow —  Use Fuzhou for the capital of Fujian Province, China. (It is pronounced foo jo .) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors