Cathay

Ca*thay"

(?), n. China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.)
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Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Tennyson.
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