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Word of the Day 03/20/16 Xanadu

Xanadu (noun)
Xan·a·du [zan-uh-doo, -dyoo]
previously 7/27/14

noun
a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.

Origin: S.T. Coleridge's modification, in the poem “Kubla Khan” (1797), of Xandu (17th century spelling), modern Shangtu, the site of Kublai Khan's summer residence in SE Mongolia

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