Definitions for xanaduˈzæn əˌdu, -ˌdyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Xan•a•duˈzæn əˌdu, -ˌdyu(n.)(pl.)-dus.

  1. a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of Xanadu:

S. T. Coleridge's modification, in the poem “Kubla Khan” (1797), of Xandu (17th-cent. sp.), modern Shangtu, the site of Kublai Khan's summer residence in SE Mongolia

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  1. Xanadu(ProperNoun)

    The summer capital of Kublai Khan's empire

  2. Origin: From 上都 (Shàngdū).

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  1. Shangdu

    Shangdu, also known as Xanadu, was the capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin dynasty capital of Zhōngdū, which he renamed Dàdū, present-day Beijing. Shangdu then became his summer capital. Shangdu was visited by the Venetian traveller Marco Polo in about 1275, and in 1797 inspired the famous poem Kubla Khan by the English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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