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SILK ROAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Silk Road mean? 

SILK ROAD (noun)
  The noun SILK ROAD has 1 sense:

1. an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay

  Familiarity information: SILK ROAD used as a noun is very rare.


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SILK ROAD (noun)


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Meaning:

An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

trade route (a route followed by traders (usually in caravans))

Meronyms (parts of "Silk Road"):

Gansu; Gansu province; Kansu (a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia)


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