Definitions for saigonsaɪˈgɒn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: former name of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon(noun)
a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
The former name of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city of Viet Nam.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
capital of French Cochin-China, on the river Saigon, one of the delta streams of the Mekhong, 60 m. from the China Sea; is handsomely laid out with boulevards, &c.; has a fine palace, arsenal, botanical and zoological gardens, &c.; Cholon (40), 4 m. SW., forms a busy trading suburb, exporting rice, cotton, salt, hides, &c.