- a seaport belonging to Spain on the NE coast of Morocco, in NW Africa.
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Examples from the Web for melilla
That does not entirely explain your presence in Melilla to-day.
About the aspect of the port of Melilla there is only one thing wholly admirable.
The Melilla port authorities supplied the name of that felucca and her destination—Sicily.
Ceuta and Melilla alone are worthy of consideration, and the former is the only one it might ever pay to fortify.Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond
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
- 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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