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English definition of “the Orient”

the Orient

noun uk   /ˈɔː.ri.ənt/ us    /ˈɔːr.i-/ old-fashioned
the countries in the east and southeast of Asia
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oriental
adjective uk   /ˌɔː.riˈen.təl/ us    /ˌɔːr.iˈen.t̬əl/
oriental cuisine/fruits/plants People of specific racial or ethnic background
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