Definition of Grand Canal in English:

Grand Canal

Syllabification: Grand Ca·nal
  • 1A series of waterways in eastern China that extend south from Beijing to Hangzhou, a distance of 1,060 miles (1,700 km). Built in stages between 486 bc and ad 1327, its original purpose was to transport rice from the river valleys to the cities.
  • 2The main waterway of Venice, Italy. It is lined on each side by palaces and spanned by the Rialto Bridge.

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