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a canal in E China, extending S from Tientsin to Hangchow. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
a canal in Venice, Italy, forming the main city thoroughfare.
a canal in E China, extending north from Hangzhou to Tianjin: the longest canal in China, now partly silted up; central section, linking the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, finished in 486 bc; north section finished by Kublai Khan between 1282 and 1292. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles) Chinese name Da Yunhe
a canal in Venice, forming the main water thoroughfare: noted for its bridges, the Rialto, and the fine palaces along its banks


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