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addaword.gifdefinition of taikonaut

a Chinese astronaut. The word comes from the English spelling for the Chinese characters for 'astronaut'.
National sports hero Liu Xiang and taikonaut Zhai Zhigang, as well as other Chinese celebrities, rode through the crowds on brightly decorated floats.
Submitted by: Valerie Bevan from United Kingdom on 02/10/2009 12:23:00
Definition of taikonaut from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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