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Melilla

[mey-leel-yah]
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noun
  1. a seaport belonging to Spain on the NE coast of Morocco, in NW Africa.
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Historical Examples

  • That does not entirely explain your presence in Melilla to-day.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • About the aspect of the port of Melilla there is only one thing wholly admirable.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • The Melilla port authorities supplied the name of that felucca and her destination—Sicily.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • Ceuta and Melilla alone are worthy of consideration, and the former is the only one it might ever pay to fortify.

  • Bent upon checking piracy in that region they took possession of Melilla, which thenceforth became an important Spanish post.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman


British Dictionary definitions for melilla

Melilla

noun
  1. the chief town of a Spanish enclave in Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast: founded by the Phoenicians; exports iron ore. Pop: 68 463 (2003 est)
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