Malacca

[ muh-lak-uh, -lah-kuh ]
/ məˈlæk ə, -ˈlɑ kə /

noun

a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula: formerly a part of the British Straits Settlements and of the Federation of Malaya. 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
a seaport in and the capital of this state.
Strait of, a strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. 35–185 miles (56–298 km) wide.
Also Melaka (for defs 1, 2).

Related forms

Ma·lac·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for malacca (1 of 2)

malacca

malacca cane

/ (məˈlækə) /

noun

the stem of the rattan palm
a walking stick made from this stem

British Dictionary definitions for malacca (2 of 2)

Malacca

Melaka

/ (məˈlækə) /

noun

a state of SW Peninsular Malaysia: rubber plantations. Capital: Malacca. Pop: 635 791 (2000). Area: 1683 sq km (650 sq miles)
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