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Yellow Sea, Huang Hai(noun)
part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia
an arm of the Pacific Ocean between mainland China and the Korean peninsula
The Yellow Sea is the name given to the northern part of the East China Sea, which is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. It is located between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula. Its name comes from the sand particles from Gobi Desert sand storms that turn the surface of the water golden yellow. The innermost bay of the Yellow Sea is called the Bohai Sea. Into it flow both the Yellow River and Hai He. Deposits of sand and silt from those rivers contribute to the sea color. The Yellow Sea is one of four seas named in English after common color terms — the others being the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the White Sea.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Whang-hai, an inlet of the Pacific, on the NE. coast of China, bounded on the E. by the Corea, including in the NW. the Gulf of Pechili, some 600 m. long, and its average breadth 300 m.; is very shallow, and gradually silting up owing to the quantity of alluvium brought down by the rivers which fall into it.
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