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[me-th e-yeen] /mɛ ðɛˈyin/
a city in W Colombia. Unabridged
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  • A cloud of dust was visible at the débouchement of the medellin road.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • Here he assumed an incognito, and proceeded on foot fifteen miles to medellin.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • To hold the district he founded the towns of medellin and Espritu Santo.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • By him, the padre was located at medellin, a few miles from Vera Cruz itself.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • Leaving at eight o'clock in the morning we were at medellin in an hour.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for medellin


/Spanish meðeˈʎin/
a city in W Colombia, at an altitude of 1554 m (5100 ft): the second largest city in the country, with three universities; important coffee centre, with large textile mills; dominated by drug cartels in recent years. Pop: 3 236 000 (2005 est)
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