Pronunciation: (kā'nun), [key]
1. the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Gen. 12:5–10.
2. Biblical name of Palestine.
3. any land of promise.
4. a descendant of Ham, the son of Noah. Gen. 10.
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