Hong (?), n. [Chinese hang, Canton dialect hong, a mercantile house, factory.]

A mercantile establishment or factory for foreign trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices connected by a common passage and used for business or storage.

Hong merchant, one of the few Chinese merchants who, previous to the treaty of 1842, formed a guild which had the exclusive privilege of trading with foreigners.


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Hong (?), v. t. & i.

To hang.




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