Etymology
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Amoy

old name for the coastal island of southeastern China now known by the more precise transliteration Xiamen; from local dialect xia "summer" + men "gate." From 1851 as the name of a dialect of Chinese.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Amoy from WordNet

Amoy (n.)
any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province;
Synonyms: Min / Min dialect / Fukien / Fukkianese / Hokkianese / Taiwanese
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.