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Aladdin

[uh-lad-n]
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noun
  1. (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) the son of a poor widow in China. He becomes the possessor of a magic lamp and ring with which he can command a jinn to do his bidding.
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Aladdin

noun
  1. (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor youth who obtains a magic lamp and ring, with which he summons genies who grant his wishes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for aladdin

Aladdin

name of a hero in stories from the Arabian Nights, from Arabic Ala' al Din, literally "nobility of faith."

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