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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ca·naan /ˈkenən/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of
          the Mediterranean; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity
          and Islam and Judaism [syn: Palestine, Holy Land, Promised

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) The fourth son of Ham (Gen. 10:6). His descendants were
    under a curse in consequence of the transgression of his father
    (9:22-27). His eldest son, Zidon, was the father of the
    Sidonians and Phoenicians. He had eleven sons, who were the
    founders of as many tribes (10:15-18).
      (2.) The country which derived its name from the preceding.
    The name as first used by the Phoenicians denoted only the
    maritime plain on which Sidon was built. But in the time of
    Moses and Joshua it denoted the whole country to the west of the
    Jordan and the Dead Sea (Deut. 11:30). In Josh. 5:12 the LXX.
    read, "land of the Phoenicians," instead of "land of Canaan."
      The name signifies "the lowlands," as distinguished from the
    land of Gilead on the east of Jordan, which was a mountainous
    district. The extent and boundaries of Canaan are fully set
    forth in different parts of Scripture (Gen. 10:19; 17:8; Num.
    13:29; 34:8). (See CANAANITES, PALESTINE.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Canaan, merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues