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Guangdong vs Canton – What’s the difference?

Guangdong vs Canton - What's the difference?
Canton is a synonym of guangdong.


Alternative forms

* Kwangtung (obsolete)

Proper noun

(en proper noun )

  • A populous province in China, located on the southern coast.
  • Synonyms

    * Canton (historical)

    See also

    * Guangzhou
    * Cantonese



    (wikipedia canton )

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * kanton


    (en noun )

  • A division of a political unit.
  • * Davies
  • that little canton of land called the “English pale”
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • There is another piece of Holbein’s, in which, in six several cantons , the several parts of our Saviour’s passion are represented.
  • # One of the states comprising the Swiss Confederation.
  • # A subdivision of an arrondissement of France.
  • # A division of Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.
  • A small community or clan.
  • A subdivision of a flag, the rectangular inset on the upper hoist (i.e., flagpole) side (e.g., the stars of the US national flag are in a canton).
  • (heraldiccharge) A division of a shield occupying one third of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top meeting a horizontal line from the side.
  • * Evelyn
  • The king gave us the arms of England to be borne in a canton in our arms.


    (en verb )

  • To delineate as a separate district.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun )

  • (obsolete) A song or canto.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Write loyal cantons of contemned love.