former name of Ho Chi Minh City: capital of former South Vietnam 1954–76.
a former country in SE Asia that comprised Vietnam S of about 17° N latitude; a separate state 1954–75; now part of reunified Vietnam.
the former name (until 1976) of Ho Chi Minh City
a former republic (1955–76) occupying the S of present-day Vietnam on the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand
City in southern Vietnam; capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.
Note: A commercial, industrial, and transportation hub of Southeast Asia, Saigon enjoyed rapid growth and cultural prestige as the capital of French Indochina.
Note: American and South Vietnamese forces were headquartered in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Note: Renamed Ho Chi Minh City by the victorious Vietnamese communists in 1976.
noun 1. See under cinnamon (def 1). noun 1. the aromatic inner bark of any of several East Indian trees belonging to the genus Cinnamonum, of the laurel family, especially the bark of C. zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) used as a spice, or that of C. loureirii (Saigon cinnamon) used in medicine as a cordial and […]
- Saigo takamori
/saɪˈiːɡəʊ ˌtækəˈmɔːrɪ/ noun 1. 1828–77, Japanese samurai, who led (1868) the coup that restored imperial government. In 1877 he reluctantly led a samurai rebellion, committing suicide when it failed
noun 1. a long board, usually of Plexiglas, used for windsurfing, having a mount for a sail, a daggerboard, and a small skeg. 2. a small, flat, single-masted sailboat, usually having no cockpit. noun 1. the craft used for windsurfing, consisting of a moulded board like a surfboard, to which a mast bearing a single […]
[seyl-bawr-ding, -bohr-] /ˈseɪlˌbɔr dɪŋ, -ˌboʊr-/ noun 1. windsurfing. sailboarding /ˈseɪlˌbɔːdɪŋ/ noun 1. another name for windsurfing