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kylin Line breaks: kylin
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːlɪn/

Definition of kylin in English:

noun

A mythical composite animal, often figured on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Chinese qílín, from 'male' + lín 'female'.

Words that rhyme with kylin

Galen • capelin • Evelyn

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