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1. An inland waterway, about 1,800 km (1,115 mi) long, of eastern China extending from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south. Begun in the sixth to fifth century bc, it was extended in the seventh century ad and completed in the 13th century.
2. The principal waterway of Venice, Italy. The canal is crossed by the historic Rialto bridge and is lined with grand palazzi.
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1. (Placename) 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
2. (Placename) 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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1. a canal in E China, extending S from Tianjin to Hangzhou. 900 mi. (1450 km) long.
2. a canal in Venice, Italy, forming the main city thoroughfare.
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|Noun||1.||Grand Canal - the major waterway in Venice, Italy|
|2.||Grand Canal - an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south|
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